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Sauteed Kale Recipe: A Quick & Easy Side Dish

It’s a super veggie, and white hot. Of all the kale recipes out there, this might be the easiest one to get on the table in a hurry.


Sauteed Kale

Dark green, leafy and so good for you. Not to mention delicioso. Yeah, I’m talkin’ about kale. Don’t look at me like that. And stop crinkling your nose. This superfood is going to change your mind.

It all started with sauteed spinach. I still love that botanical as well, but danged if it didn’t saute into soggy nothingness if you aren’t paying attention. I needed a beefier vegetable, one that could stand up to all the garlic and olive oil I could throw at it. And the inevitable distraction.

Sauteeing kale as a side dish is so quick and easy. It only takes 5-10 minutes to make, and it goes with just about everything. Not to mention, this veg is so easy to get on the cheap. Maybe the markets are trying to trick us into eating it’s leafy goodness. Count me in.

So stop smirking and try it. What? Afraid you might like something that’s good for you? Welcome to the dark (leafy) side.

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Comments

Gretchen
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When I think of kale, I think of it as a garnish or decoration (I am not very brave in the kitchen)…I was at the local market and circled around the produce section…kale was on sale…I circled again, thinking there is NO way this stuff could taste good. I remembered seeing THIS blog post about kale and so I bought a bunch. I was intrigued…so I made the recipe for dinner tonight!! To my surprise, It was SO EASY AND SO, SO DELICIOUS!! I called my daughter over to the stove (she is 10) and asked her to try it…one bite and her face lit up…the next thing I know, she and I were shoveling it into our mouths straight from the cast iron pan (not very lady like)…THANK YOU BRANDIE for this great side dish…it’s going to be a regular in our house!! Next time, we will try to make it to the table!! And, you are so right, IT IS EASIER than you think…:)

jessie
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I tried this recipe with the white wine vinegar option… Blech! the vinegar turned the kale brown immediately and added a sour flavor I didn’t like. I bet it’s fine if you add the lemon or vinegar at the last second before serving, but not while steaming as in the recipe directions.

Brandie Kajino
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That is great feedback, thank you Jessie! I’ve updated the recipe to show putting the lemon juice or vinegar in at the very end, right before serving. I’m so sorry it didn’t work out! I wonder if the heat was too high? That can make it turn brown quickly too (I agree – blech!)
I hope you will try again, and let me know what you think. :)

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