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5-Minute Kale with Sea Vegetables
Try this unusual combination of two great World's Healthiest Foods— kale and sea vegetables! And it only takes a matter of minutes to prepare.
5-Minute Kale with Sea Vegetables Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

  • 1 pound kale
  • Mediterranean Dressing
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 medium clove garlic, pressed or finely chopped
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3-1/2 TBS chopped dulse, rinsed (sea vegetable)


  1. Chop garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to enhance its health-promoting properties.
  2. Fill bottom of steamer with 2 inches of water and bring to boil.
  3. While water is coming to a boil, slice kale leaves into 1/2-inch slices, and cut again crosswise. Cut stems into 1/4-inch slices. Let kale sit for at least 5 minutes.
  4. When water comes to a boil, add kale to steamer basket and cover. Steam for 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a bowl and toss with Mediterranean Dressing ingredients and dulse. Mediterranean Dressing does not have to be made separately. For the best flavor, toss with dressing while kale is still hot.
Serves 2

Nutritional Profile

5-Minute Kale
240.38 g
(240.38 grams)
Calories: 177


 vitamin K2059%

 vitamin A388%

 vitamin C367%



 vitamin B638%



 vitamin B223%



 vitamin B121%






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5-Minute Kale
240.38 g
240.38 grams
Calories: 177

Nutrient Amount DRI/DV
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin K 1852.96 mcg 2059 209.5 excellent
vitamin A 3488.29 mcg RAE 388 39.4 excellent
vitamin C 274.97 mg 367 37.3 excellent
manganese 1.78 mg 77 7.9 excellent
copper 0.66 mg 73 7.5 very good
vitamin B6 0.64 mg 38 3.8 very good
calcium 309.25 mg 31 3.1 good
molybdenum 11.34 mcg 25 2.6 good
vitamin B2 0.30 mg 23 2.3 good
potassium 1026.11 mg 22 2.2 good
iron 3.88 mg 22 2.2 good
vitamin B1 0.25 mg 21 2.1 good
magnesium 77.79 mg 19 1.9 good
phosphorus 129.61 mg 19 1.9 good
omega-3 fats 0.41 g 17 1.7 good
folate 66.48 mcg 17 1.7 good
fiber 4.59 g 16 1.7 good
protein 7.60 g 15 1.5 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

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