Easy Garlic Kale
I love kale, but my husband hates it. Cooking it quickly with olive oil and minced garlic is the only way he'll eat it.
I love kale, but my husband hates it. Cooking it quickly with olive oil and minced garlic is the only way he'll eat it.
I love kale, so, this simple recipe was right up my alley! I tasted the kale after sauteing for 7 minutes and it wasn't quite tender, so, I added a little chicken broth and covered so the kale would braise for 4-5 minutes. I let the broth cook off and the kale was perfectly tender for our taste. I always sprinkle a little red wine vinegar on top of my kale at the end and it gives it a bright flavor. Thanks for the recipe!Read More
Easy Garlic Kale Haiku: "Love my leafy greens, my husband called this 'kale fail.' Didn't get tender." I like my veggies on the al dente side so I was OK w/ this recipe and made it as directed; however, my husband was disappointed that the kale wasn't more tender. I sauteed it for just over 7 min., and yes it definitely had more bite than squish, so if I made this recipe again, I'd aim for a bit longer. I also think I'd have preferred browning the garlic smashed, not minced, removing it to chop and then returning it to the cooked kale before serving b/c the garlic taste didn't shine as much as I would've like, especially since "garlic" is in the recipe's title.Read More
I love kale, so, this simple recipe was right up my alley! I tasted the kale after sauteing for 7 minutes and it wasn't quite tender, so, I added a little chicken broth and covered so the kale would braise for 4-5 minutes. I let the broth cook off and the kale was perfectly tender for our taste. I always sprinkle a little red wine vinegar on top of my kale at the end and it gives it a bright flavor. Thanks for the recipe!
Excellent!! We honestly were not expecting this to taste so good. I am trying to incorporate different greens into our diets and have never really cooked or eaten kale before. My husband was not thrilled about eating kale and has said "I hate kale", however, he ended up having seconds. Before adding the kale to the olive oil I added half of a diced onion and a 2 tsp more garlic than written in the recipe. Definitely will be making this again!
Absolutely love this recipe. I added cabbage, a pinch of hot pepper flakes, a tiny bit of grated nutmeg, extra garlic, 1/2 sliced white onion and it was heavenly. My mother (RIP) often added cabbage to collard greens and I thought that I would try it with Kale. Smashing dish. It taste heavenly. am grateful for your website. Louise Levy Torrance, CA
Easy Garlic Kale Haiku: "Love my leafy greens, my husband called this 'kale fail.' Didn't get tender." I like my veggies on the al dente side so I was OK w/ this recipe and made it as directed; however, my husband was disappointed that the kale wasn't more tender. I sauteed it for just over 7 min., and yes it definitely had more bite than squish, so if I made this recipe again, I'd aim for a bit longer. I also think I'd have preferred browning the garlic smashed, not minced, removing it to chop and then returning it to the cooked kale before serving b/c the garlic taste didn't shine as much as I would've like, especially since "garlic" is in the recipe's title.
I liked the simplicity of this recipe. Great side and fast to make - no changes other than using kale that was already rinsed...it made preparation that much faster
For the life of me I cannot understand why people rate something less than 5 stars just because it was too crunchy at the end of the cooking time, even though they state they loved the taste. Just sample it after the time stated in the recipe and if its too underdone for your taste cook it a little longer. For the extensive gardeners, like us, who grow stuff year round, this is most excellent. I cannot eat raw Kale because it is just too greeny tasting but this is right at heavenly manna level. Love, love, love at first bite!
I liked this and I'm so so normally when it comes to Kale. I guess I've had some bad experiences. I do love it in Chicken Burgers though and I tried this raw and liked it too. Could have been the fact that I bought it organic and super fresh. So making this for my daughter who's a fan, made it nice that I didn't have anything negative to say but rather compliment the garlic flavor and the simple recipe that packed full of flavor. I can totally see making this again. TY
After reading some reviews, I doubled the garlic and cooked the kale for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. When done I sprinkled salt on it. My wife loved it, and I liked it a lot. That means it is GOOD. And it was quick and easy. The whole bunch (4 large leaves) did wilt down from filling a large fry pan to maybe a 1/5 full pan.
So easy and simple. Making this recipe put me in the 'love kale' category. Will make again. I doubled the garlic in this one.
This is a staple in my diet. Sometimes I have just a large bowl of this for dinner. I've found that if I use damp kale and sometimes add just a little bit of water, it sautes better. I also add some garlic salt to the olive oil and garlic and once I put it in the bowl, I finish off with fresh squeezed lemon juice and some parmesean cheese. Pretty healthy and super delicious!
Simple recipe, though I washed my kale a lot more than directed. I added a little Mediterranean sea salt for flavor, and it turned out alright. I'd make it again. I also let it sit a little longer over low heat, and then no heat, to allow it to get more tender.
I made this from our stand of kale in our garden. So fresh and green! I can feel the energy and healthiness! Easy and quick!
I love it! I added more garlic and salted it after cooking. Next time I will make 2 bunches of kale as it really cooks down to a small amount. I love spinach cooked this way also.
Nice healthy way to enjoy Kale so thanks so much for this wonderful idea. My grandchildren put garlic croutons on top.
It is as good as it gets for kale! Since I was out of olive oil I substituted coconut oil. I encourage you to try it with fresh ground pepper.
I ended up adding a 1/2 c of water to the kale and steamed it to soften it up. Sorry, but this recipe is not that great.
Won't make again. Too bitter for me.
I will make it again. I added plain pasta and a sprinkling of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese to make it a complete meal.
I added some red pepper flakes and cilantro to the oil with the garlic and a pinch of salt. I also squeezed a little lemon juice on the top before eating it. I absolutely love this dish!
Very simple recipe with good flavors. I did need to add some water to mine so it didn't burn on the bottom while the lid was on.
This had excellent flavor. The kale didn't quite cook sufficiently and was more chewy than I like. But, adding a few tablespoons of water provided enough liquid to steam the kale
I made the recipe but made a couple of additions. I added green, yellow and red peppers diced finely. I used about a quarter of each. I preseasoned them with garlic powder, onion powder and some Italian seasonings mix.
I'm between a 3 and a 4 for this one, but I think for more subjective preference reasons than objective quality ones. I do really like the simplicity of this recipe, but it wasn't quite garlicky enough for my taste- I think, overall, I just wanted it to have a bolder flavor. The recipe is easy to make and tasty to eat, though.
Add some Alfredo sauce, Parmesan cheese, and a dash of kosher salt.
So easy and SO yummy! What took me so long to try this?
I added 1/2 onion that was leftover from another dish and per another reviewer, added some broth after 5 minutes and braised for an additional 5 minutes. Also added a bit of salt. YUMMY!
This recipe is delicious. I prepare kale all types of ways and this is by far the best for maintaining the nutritious values of the vegetable. I added a shake of Penzeys Country French Vinaigret Seasoning for seasoning.
Added small amount of chicken stock per previous reviewer. Very good.
Very good! I used Kale, Spinach, and chard, parmesan!
I just added S&P and some red pepper flakes.. holy cow! what a easy, super healthy, actually yummy for healthy dish!!!
Next time I plan to add some caramelized onions and some pepper. This was super easy to make. I don't normally get kale but signed up for a produce box subscription and it had a couple of bunches in it, along with fresh garlic. So this easily fit the bill. I plan on making it again.
Yes I love kale. But I added cilantro into kale.. So good!
Very easy to make and delicious! My daughter even asked to take the leftovers to school for lunch!
This benchmarking recipe in all its simplicity is a very tasty and healthy side dish or salad. I will be making it often. I think it would pair very well with a pork or chicken main dish.
Very simply recipe. I didn't use exact measurements as I usually don't with easier recipes. Regardless. It turned out really tasty. My husband doesn't like kale either but he enjoyed this.
Had never eaten Kale before but fancied trying it. I did this but I added prawns to give it a bit more flavour as its a similar combination to a dish we eat regularly here in Spain.
I had some kale in the freezer and used that along with fresh baby spinach. Added some lemon pepper seasoning, and this was a great, simple little recipe for a healthy and easy side.
This is such an easy quick way to fix such a delightful veg. My whole family loved it! I used Cajun seasoning instead of salt and pepper because I was serving it along side Cajun style fried fish.
Quick and tasty. Just what i was looking for as a bachelor who care about my diet.
Awesome, I added about 1 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar for a little zest
I cooked this dish with avocado oil instead of olive, and I liked it. My husband was complaining that it was a little bit chewy but ate it (first time in his life!)
My son loved it but said it needed to be cooked longer. My husband didn't care for it, but he's a vegiphobe. I thought it was perfect. I will definitely make it again!
I made it exactly as indicated - although, I didn't measure the amount of kale. Anyway, mine came out crispy. And it was delish! My 12 year old even liked it.
My family hate kale. I tried this recipe and it was absolutely delicious and my family loved it. Sometimes simple is better. Thank you for sharing. Will definitely make it again
I tripled the garlic, added 2 large chicken bullion cubes, 1 1/2 cups of water and continued cooking. Toward the end I added 2'tablespoons of sugar to cut the bitterness. Now it is more interesting. I will make this again
One of the best dishes I have prepared. Just loved the easy make recipe
Added more garlic. I cooked this for an omelette filling and it was pretty good. Usually I hate kale, but this makes it more palatable.
Will make it again. I don't think leaves we're wet enough so came out a little dry. Will do it again. Practice makes perfect. Thanks.
Added extra garlic and some basil I happen to have in my garden. My kale resistant husband ate it and said he would eat it again!
I used baby kale and it cooked much faster. Not as bitter too, so those who don't like bitter foods might try baby kale. The taste is good but I agree - not garlicy enough. Needs more! :) I love browned garlic. Would probably be really yummy with roasted garlic.
I added extra garlic because I love garlic. Like the no salt because hubby is on a very low sodium diet.
Easy to make! We love it this way!
I made this vegetable tonight and, it came out really good plus, i added 1 can of (hunt's diced tomatoes with oregano) it was delicious!
Love kale, but like my cooked to death version. Too tough and chewy! Not good.
Yummy!! Tweaked it by doubling the garlic, grated some fresh ginger root, a bit of celtic french sea salt, black pepper, white pepper powder, Sichuan chili oil (for heat!), & last I added some shaved bell pepper to my kale. I did mine in the wok, and served over plain rice with a mushroom omelette. Trying to eat good, N' healthy!
Quick, easy n yummy!
I doubled the garlic. Added a dash of salt, Ms Dash, and lemon zest. Squeezed 1/2 a Meyer lemon before serving. Easy Peezy! Thanks for the recipe.
This was very good. I didn't change a thing.
I only added more garlic and I would definitely make it again! Have made it 2/3 times since getting the recipe.
Watch your heat setting, you don't want it to turn limp or a dull green. I added a splash of rice vinegar and a sprinkle of lemon juice. This is a much easier, tastier way to get Kale into your diet than a salad.
Never had kale before but this recipe with garlic was really good
Simple, fast, and delicious.
Following the directions, the kale was too crunchy. So I followed another reviewers recommendation and added 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth. I also added cayenne pepper. In the end, it didn't have as much flavor as I wanted so I added red wine vinegar. The concept is good but the cooking times and flavor was off for me.
I added a bit of butter to the mix, covered the pan with a lid and let the kale sauté in its own steam for a few minutes. The result was absolutely delicious!
Excellent way to serve Kale! Very tasty!
Easy, healthy and delicious Kale dish. I used veggie broth at end and did not use more than a TBSP of water.
Delicious side item!
This was a good base to work from. I’m a guy, so not like the plenty review content of people cooking for their husband, I prefer to cook lol. I just incorporated some baby oyster mushrooms first with a little butter and finely chopped small pieces of bacon. Once close to ready, added 5 cloves of finely chopped garlic and some fresh & thinly sliced chilli (red, more so to have the colour contrast but I like all chilli). Finally just added the chopped Kale and sautéed for a few minutes. Then added sea salt flakes and cracked black pepper and some chopped coriander and a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice. I put the lid back on and allowed the residual heat to finish this side whilst my steak was resting and baby roast potatoes were in their final crisping stage in the oven. So simple and a quick an easy dinner to whip up for any occasion, a simple family meal to serving up a little more fancy with the kale dish and potatoes served at the table in side dishes of having a first/second or 88th date……not forgetting some decent burgundy glasses filled with a robust full bodied Italian Chianti or a French Chateau to help elevate all of this even more…. Depends where on the planet you are….I’m an English dude living in Australia so between my love of European and Australian wine, I’m one happy dude :)