This easy sautéed kale recipe is a healthy, delicious side dish! It's also a wonderful addition to eggs, pastas, grain bowls, and more. Find specific serving suggestions in the post above.
- 1 bunch kale, lacinato or curly kale
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- Lemon wedge
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Remove the coarse parts of the kale stems and chop or tear the leaves.
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the kale, garlic, pinches of salt, and several grinds of pepper. Sauté for 2 to 4 minutes, tossing (I like to use tongs for this), until the kale has wilted down.
Turn off the heat, squeeze a little lemon juice over the kale, and toss. Season to taste and serve.