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braised kale with almonds and cranberries in a pot with a spoon

Braised Sweet and Sour Kale

A flavorful sweet and savory side dish
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 199kcal
Author Amee


  • 1 lb chopped kale greens hard stems removed
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar
  • 14.5 oz can chicken broth
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • cup sliced almonds toasted
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large stockpot or dutch oven, heat olive oil on medium heat.  
  • Add garlic and cook until it begins to turn a light golden color.  
  • Stir in broth, sugar and cider vinegar and bring to a boil on medium-high heat.  Add kale greens and stir.  Cover with a lid and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  R
  • Remove lid and add dried cranberries.  
  • Cook another 10 minutes or so until kale is softened and liquid has been reduced.  
  • Toss with almonds, season with salt and pepper, and serve.


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 7552IU | Vitamin C: 96mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 2mg