Vegan Recipe: Apple & Kale Sauté

Nov 19, 2018Recipes



In the late fall to early winter, I like to cook my vegetables rather than eat them in a cold salad. One of the most time efficient and flavourful ways to prepare vegetables is by stir-frying or sautéing them.  I call it flavourful because you aren’t boiling your vegetables, which leads to blandness, but rather enhancing the taste by adding oil and frying it. All you do is throw the vegetables into the pan with some oil, salt and spices, and it’s done!
I love apples. Even better if the apples are locally grown from here in Ontario. My favourite apple varieties in Ontario are definitely the sweet and tart ones. McIntosh, Cortland, and Empire – nothing beats biting into a crispy, sweet and slightly sour apple! But if you enjoy Gala, Honeycrisp or Red Delicious, I promise I won’t discriminate against you. I have a recipe here that involves cooking apples in the frying pan and then adding kale to it – the perfect combination of sweet and salty. You can use any variety of apples you like. Here I used Empire apples.
This quick, healthy and vegan recipe is great for a busy weeknight when you are rushing to get dinner on the table. Read on for more!

I don’t love Red Delicious apples, but they would work for this recipe too. It is versatile that way!

Prep Time 15 mins | Total Time  15 mins | total time 30


1 Tbsp canola oil

1 small white onion, sliced

2 local Empire apples, cored and diced

2 tsp apple cider vinegar (you might need slightly more if you are using sweeter apples like Fuji or Honeycrisp)

½ tsp sea salt

¼ tsp ground black pepper

4 cups chopped kale, stems removed


  1. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, cook and stir until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add apples, vinegar, salt and pepper. Cover and cook until applies are tender, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add kale. Cover and cook until kale is tender, about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Disclaimer: This recipe post was sponsored by Ontario Apples. All opinions are my own and are genuine!  #ONAppleaDay

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