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Bowl of Vegan Creamed Kale with Spoon on the Side, Salt and Pepper Shakers in the Background
Vegan Creamy Kale, Version 2.0
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
This vegan creamy kale is made with a garlicky simmering of curly kale in creamy cashew milk. It makes a perfect addition to a holiday table, or a simple but delicious weeknight side dish.
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 205 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • ½ cup raw cashews, soaked in water 4-8 hours, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 large bunch curly kale, stems removed and leaves torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp. whole wheat flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place cashews and water into blender or small food processor bowl. Blend until very smooth.
  2. Coat the bottom of a large pot with olive oil and place over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add vegetable broth and kale. Cover and allow kale to steam until fully wilted, about 5 minutes, removing lid and flipping every so often.
  3. Remove lid from pot and add cashew milk. Stir a few times to incorporate. Bring to a simmer and lower heat. Allow to simmer, uncovered, until liquid reduces by about half, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in lemon juice. Add flour, a little bit at a time, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.
Recipe Notes

For a gluten/grain free option, skip the flour and reduce the amount of water to about ½ cup. You may need to allow the mixture to simmer a few minutes more to thicken up, and in the end it won't be a smooth, but it will still be tasty.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Creamy Kale, Version 2.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 107
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.9g18%
Saturated Fat 2.2g11%
Sodium 537mg22%
Potassium 723mg21%
Carbohydrates 19.8g7%
Fiber 2.3g9%
Sugar 1.2g1%
Protein 7.6g15%
Calcium 130mg13%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.