Spicy Sauteed Kale

So some of you out there are probably thinking, what the heck is kale? Well if you don’t know, it is a leafy green vegetable with a lot of nutritional value, it is high in fiber, vitamin K and also has a fair amount of calcium in it. For these reasons and because of the fact that I really like the taste of kale, I decided to pick up some when I was at the store recently. I have used it before in a variety of dishes including Creamy Kale and Kielbasa Soup, but I thought that I would saute it with a little olive oil, lemon juice and crushed red pepper flakes this time and it turned into a great side dish.

Spicy Sauteed Kale Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch kale, stem trimmed, rinsed, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • red onion slices, for garnish



In a large pan heat olive oil over medium heat add garlic and cook one minute.


Add kale to pan and remaining ingredients and cook for 5-8 minutes or until kale slightly wilts, stir occasionally. (Note: Kale can be bitter, but sauteing helps cut down on the bitterness. Do taste tests every minute or so and once the bitterness isn't so strong it is done.) Transfer to platter, top with red onions and serve.



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    Debra S
    October 9, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Well! I stumbled in here just now, searching about Kale. I am improving my eating habits and Kale was on the list of recommended leafy green veggies to eat. Great recipe!! And I have a chance to win the lovely pot!! Wow! I’m a Gramma now, and still cook for the crowd a lot!

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    July 12, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Hi Jackie, I would say 1 to 1 1/2 pounds.

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    July 12, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Hi Des

    I was wondering how many pounds is a bunch of Kale.

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