This recipe is a great way to incorporate kale into your diet and into your healthy holiday feast! Kale has cholesterol lowering benefits, it helps the body detox, and it is very high in antioxidants.  It is an excellent source of Vitamin K and Vitamin.  Kale also has a whole list of other beneficial properties.  Therefore it is a great addition to your diet during the holidays.

Kale and Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes


  • 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • sea salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon grape seed oil
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch kale, large stems stripped and discarded, leaves chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 scallions, white and green parts, chopped finely


  • Put the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Add a pinch of salt. Bring the water to a boil and continue boiling for 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
  • Heat two tablespoons of grape seed oil in a large pan or skillet over medium heat
  • Add the garlic, chopped kale, a big pinch of salt, and saute just until tender, and then set aside
  • Mash the potatoes with a potato masher or fork
  • Add sea salt and black pepper and olive oil and mix well
  • Add the kale on top of the potatoes and give a quick stir
  • Garnish with scallions

Cook Time and Prep time: 30 min
Serves: 6

recipe courtesy of (with adjustments made by me!)