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Brussels Sprouts & Kale Saute

In an effort to add more greens to our meals, I created this dish—and my kids eat it up. The crispy salami is the "hook." —Jennifer Mcnabb, Brentwood, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced hard salami, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds fresh Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups shredded fresh kale
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


  • In a Dutch oven, cook and stir salami in oil over medium-high heat until crisp, 3-5 minutes. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; reserve drippings in pan.
  • Add butter to drippings; heat over medium-high heat. Add Brussels sprouts, kale, onion, salt, cayenne and black pepper; cook and stir until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in the broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook until Brussels sprouts are tender, 4-5 minutes. Stir in walnuts and vinegar. Serve with salami strips.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 126 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 341mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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  • LeslieH
    Feb 13, 2021

    This is a delicious, healthy side dish. I added pecans instead of walnuts as that is what I had. I also cut back a bit on the balsamic and did not add the cayenne as my elderly mother prefers food plainer. I even liked eating this cold the next day.

  • Tara
    Dec 4, 2020

    Quick and delicious!

  • qalady01
    Feb 28, 2017

    I grow both kale and brussels sprouts in my garden and this recipe is an end of summer favorite!

  • cookiemonster11
    Feb 16, 2015


  • proberts14
    Jan 14, 2015

    I have been buying Kale salad that is pre made - can't wait to try this, looks yummy.

  • dollargirl
    Apr 21, 2014

    This was on my Easter menu yesterday and was a big hit, even with vegetable-shunning eaters.

  • cellist
    Jan 25, 2013

    No comment left

  • crclk14
    Jan 21, 2013

    Delicious! I would love to make this again!

  • sav0808
    Dec 25, 2012

    I was asked to bring this recipe to Christmas dinner as a repeat delicious side dish. One replacement for the salami - instead I used bacon; everyone loves bacon.

  • leewurtenberger
    Dec 9, 2012

    My family loves this recipe. I substituted bacon for Salami and used pecans instead of Walnuts and it was fabulous. My you children 7 and 10 love it.