Sauteed Lacinato Kale

Lacinato kale, also called dinosaur kale or Tuscan kale, has a milder and less bitter flavor than the curly variety. This nutritious side dish is not only simple, it pairs well with most any protein.

Sauteed Lacinato Kale in skillet
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
16 mins


  • 1 bunch lacinato kale, rinsed and dried

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • salt to taste


  1. Cut along both sides of kale ribs and discard. Stack kale leaves and slice crosswise into ribbons.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic and crushed red pepper until fragrant, 20 to 30 seconds. Add kale; toss and saute for 3 minutes. Add water and continue cooking until kale is just wilted, 2 to 3 minutes more.

  3. Drizzle with red wine vinegar and season with salt. Toss and serve.

Cook's Note:

You can use lemon juice instead of red wine vinegar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

90 Calories
4g Fat
12g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 90
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 4g
Potassium 515mg 11%

* 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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