Baby Kale Sauté


What a tasty way to eat your greens! Baby kale is sautéed with caramelized onions, toasted pine nuts, and golden raisins for a quick, healthy side dish. I often eat this over rice for a main meal. Baby spinach is an easy substitute.

baby kale saute
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • ¼ cup pine nuts

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 pound baby kale

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup golden raisins


  1. Place pine nuts in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until toasted and fragrant, about 2 minutes.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring often, until starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir, about 1 minute. Stir in baby kale a few handfuls at a time until it starts to wilt. Cover and cook until kale is completely wilted and hot, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Remove from heat and stir in toasted pine nuts and golden raisins. Cool briefly before serving, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

126 Calories
6g Fat
18g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 126
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 94mg 471%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 481mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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