Recipe: Stir-Fried Kale with Ginger

by JJ Virgin on January 7, 2017

Garlic and ginger are both natural anti-inflammatories that can help with healthy blood glucose and cholesterol levels. Combine that with the antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber in kale, and you’ve got a mighty nutritious trio!

But once you taste this Asian-inspired dish, you really won’t be thinking about B vitamins or heart health anymore: the delicious flavors will have your full attention.

Stir-Fried Kale with Ginger joins Green Salad with Sesame-Ginger Vinaigrette; Ahi Tuna over Asian Slaw; and Shirataki Noodle, Chicken, and Snap Pea Salad in our Light and Easy Japanese menu.

Stir-Fried Kale with Ginger


January 7, 2017

Kale is a powerful green full of antioxidants and vitamins, plus heart-healthy fiber. Stir-fried with garlic and spicy ginger, it makes a tasty, healthy side dish.

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 servings


4 tsp Malaysian red palm fruit oil

1 1/2 tbsp grated fresh ginger

2 garlic, minced

1 1/2 lbs kale, woody stems removed, leaves coarsely chopped

1 1/2 tbsp coconut aminos

1 tbsp rice vinegar


1Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

2Add the ginger and garlic and cook, stirring until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

3Add the kale and cook, turning with kitchen tongs, until slightly wilted, about 2 minutes.

4Add the coconut aminos and vinegar, and cook until tender, another 2 to 3 minutes.

This recipe is part of your Light and Easy Japanese Menu & Guide with Green Salad with Sesame-Ginger Vinaigrette; Ahi Tuna over Asian Salad; Stir-Fried Kale with Ginger; and Shirataki Noodle with Chicken and Snap Pea Salad. Check out Your Light and Easy Japanese Menu & Guide for links to all the recipes, plus more handy tips and activities for a wonderful Japanese inspired feast!

Originally published in The Virgin Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2014

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Nutrition Facts

Sodium182 mg
Protein6 grams
Total Fat6 grams
Saturated Fat2 grams
Total Carbohydrates15 grams
Dietary Fiber3 grams

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