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Sautéed Kale

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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Serves 4
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.