Kale Stir Fry with an Apple Cider Sauce + a Giveaway!

Kale Stir Fry with an Apple Cider Sauce

Hey friends! I’ve got a stir-fry that’s gonna knock your warm fuzzy socks right off! Are ya’ll wearing fuzzy socks yet? It’s still too warm to bust out the maximum fuzz ones here but I’ve got some mini fuzz ones on today, yay! Ok, back to this stir-fry business. Typically when I hear the word ‘stir-fry’, I’m like: blah… vegetables. That seems a bit ironic, I know, but I just don’t get excited about them. That is until I made this sauce. I’m calling it a sauce but it’s only a simple mixture of 3 ingredients. It’s super easy to make and you’re gonna wanna pour it on ALL the veggies – that is if you don’t straight-up drink it first. So to make this magic sauce you start by making an apple cider reduction (reduction is just a fancy word for letting something simmer without a lid on until water evaporates and you’re left with a more concentrated version of what you original started with). I used to think making a reduction was some fancy chef technique until kinda recently, so you know, just breaking it down for the newbies. After the apple cider gets even more sweet and appley you stir in some tamari (or soy sauce) and some apple cider vinegar. And that’s it! Easy right?! I like to pour it over roasted brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes and for this post I marinated some tofu in it and tossed it up with all these veggies – heeey kale! Speaking of kale, this huge chef’s pan from All-Clad is the perfect thing to hold all that big bouncy green stuff! Before I got this pan I cooked up my greens in shifts and the ones that went into the pot first got way too brown and cooked up. Not anymore! This pan is super nice and roomy – perfect for veggies like this, plus it’s non-stick, plus it comes with a lid, PLUS I’m giving one away today! Check out even more cool stuff about this pan and enter the giveaway below!

Kale Stir Fry with an Apple Cider Sauce Kale Stir Fry with an Apple Cider Sauce Kale Stir Fry with an Apple Cider Sauce Kale Stir Fry with an Apple Cider Sauce Kale Stir Fry with an Apple Cider Sauce Kale Stir Fry with an Apple Cider Sauce Kale Stir Fry with an Apple Cider Sauce Kale Stir Fry with an Apple Cider Sauce Kale Stir Fry with an Apple Cider Sauce Kale Stir Fry with an Apple Cider Sauce Kale Stir Fry with an Apple Cider Sauce



Ingredients for the Kale Stir Fry

1 big bunch of kale, chopped

2 to 3 carrots, julienned

1/4 head of red cabbage, sliced

1 shallot, minced

1 green apple, thinly sliced

1/2 block of extra firm tofu (about 8oz), cubed

1 tablespoon or so of ghee of olive oil


Make the apple cider sauce first (see recipe below). Marinate the tofu in this sauce while you prep the veggies. Mince the shallot and place the pan on medium heat. Melt a tablespoon of ghee and/or olive oil in the pan, add the shallots and sauté until translucent and fragrant. Add a pinch of salt here too. Next thinly slice the cabbage into strips and add them to the pan with the shallots. Sauté until they get a bit soft about 3 to 5 minutes. Push them up the sides of the pan and add the tofu cubes in the middle of the pan. Let them sit undisturbed for a few minutes to get a nice crispy edge (a couple minutes per side). Next add the carrots and kale. Place a lid over the pan to quickly wilt the kale. Add the sliced apples and the remainder apple cider sauce and toss it all together to warm through well.



Ingredients for Apple Cider Sauce

1 cup apple cider (reduced down to 1/4 cup)

2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar


Place the apple cider in a saucepan over medium/high heat and let simmer and bubble until it is reduced to about 1/4 cup or so. This will take about 20 minutes. Then combine the soy sauce and apple cider vinegar together with the cider reduction. Marinate the tofu in this sauce and pour the the remainder sauce over the veggies.


This post is unsponsored. Thanks to All-Clad for gifting me (and one lucky reader!!) with one All-Clad NS1 12” Nonstick Induction Chef’s Pan with Lid in exchange for an honest review.



More about the All-Clad Chef’s Pan:

– Retail Price: $99.95
– 12″ diam., 4 1/2″ high.
– Durable hard-anodized aluminum provides rapid heat conduction with precise temperature control.
– Bonded three-layer nonstick system delivers unparalleled release, scratch-resistance and durability.
– PFOA-free nonstick coating is ideal for healthy, low-fat cooking with easy cleanup.
– Sturdy stainless-steel base prevents cookware from warping, protects stovetops from scratches and ensures
compatibility with induction ranges.
– Tight-fitting stainless-steel lid helps circulate heat and moisture.
– Flared rim facilitates precise, drip-free pouring.
– Dishwasher safe.
– Available exclusively at Williams-Sonoma retailers.


Giveaway Details:

Open to US residents. Multiple submissions = multiple entries. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on November 17th.



a Rafflecopter giveaway





26 Responses to “Kale Stir Fry with an Apple Cider Sauce + a Giveaway!”

  1. kellymitchem

    I can’t wait until I can eat all the soy things again! This is going to the top of my “to make” list!

  2. danielle is rooting the sun

    oh grace, your photography is just so in tune with the food you create – i thoroughly enjoy the experience you share! this is a killer stir fry idea and the apple cider sauce sounds spot on. i have all the ingredients on hand and was eyeing my tofu with an idea, but one i wasn’t overly excited about – i believe i will be making this dinner! xo

  3. coupcrazy

    Acorn squash! Roasted with butter and a little brown sugar, yum!! 🙂
    aka Brenda Haines

  4. Chrissy Kim

    Any type of squash is my favorite fall vegetable. They’re so versatile and delicious!

  5. Erin Ellis

    What a gorgeous pan, and a gorgeous stir fry! My favorite fall veggie would be Beets. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.


  6. Jodi Kay

    Oh my goodness – this is gorgeous, Grace! I just love apple cider everything so that reduction has my name all over it! Right now I’m going to have to go with delicata squash – believe it or not you can’t find it anywhere in France so I have been stocking up this fall after years without it! Thank you for a fun give away and a beautiful post! x

  7. Linda

    I absolutely love your photography in this post, I am just oogling at all the photos and those wonderful bright colors. Lovely.

  8. valerie sobus

    ahhhh such a pretty recipe! i actually have a big bag of kale from trader joes right now! i’m putting some in some soup tonight but i know ill have some leftover. my favorite fall vegetable hands down are sweet potatoes! thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂

  9. Katie @ Whole Nourishment

    Like in so many dishes, it’s all about the sauce, isn’t it?! This apple cider one sounds amazing. Your pictures are beautiful too and I’m loving that you included red cabbage and those beautiful strands of julienned carrots.


Leave a Reply

  • (will not be published)