Green Za’atar Onions and Kale, OIL-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, 100% PLANT MEAL!

If you’re unfamiliar, don’t let the ingredient ‘Green Za’atar’ fool you into thinking this is complicated! It’s merely a blend of roasted thyme, sesame seeds, and a touch of salt. It adds a delicious Mediterranean depth to pizza crusts, roasted veggies, and in this recipe: a one-pot stovetop sauté! I like Ziyad brand, found here: https://www.amazon.com/Ziyad-Green-Zaatar-Thyme-16/dp/B004PBZJF6 or at your local Middle Eastern Grocery. I spent less than twenty minutes on this dish, from conception to plating; making it an excellent homemade meal when you are in a hurry!

Health benefits of olives: heart-healthy vitamin E!

This dish also boasts of fiber, potassium, and of course, the super-food kale profile, including folate and vitamin C!

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups kale, de-stemmed
  • 10-15 olives
  • 1 TB capers
  • One Large White Onion, quartered
  • parsley to garnish- I used about 1TB worth
  • 1 TB worth of chopped fresh dill
  • 10 okra OR SUBSTITUTE WITH MUSHROOMS!
  • 1/2 cup of green zaatar
  • water to steam, about 1/4-1/3 cup, separated into 2-3 pourings
  • one sliced bell pepper (green used here, but can make the dish more colorful with a red, yellow, or orange pepper!)

Method

  1. Over Medium-High Heat, in a skillet: place quartered white onion, green pepper, okra (or mushrooms-OR BOTH!) along with kale and allow to begin caramelizing. Pour 1/3 of the water in skillet and cover to steam veggies. Remove cover after one minute. Stir and sprinkle with all of the za'atar, and add a touch more water to steam. Replace cover for an additional one minute. Stir and turn off heat. Add olives, capers, dill, parsley. Plate alone or serve over our lemongrass rice!

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