Sauteed Kale

If you’re like me, you’ve made a resolution to eat healthier this year. Who knows how long that will last, but for the moment I’m going to try.

Packed with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, kale is a superfood that should be a staple in your diet. It’s a budget friendly vegetable, too. For suppers, I like to saute kale as it’s quick to prepare and it pairs well with many different proteins. In addition to garlic, salt and pepper, I like to season kale with dried basil which pairs really well with the green, leafy vegetable. Try out my recipe and you’ll see!

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Sauteed Kale

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time34 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best kale recipes, best way to cook kale, kale recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 49kcal



  • Heat 1 tablespoons olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Small chop/ chiffonade the kale leaves and add them to the pan. Cover with lid and cook for 1 minute undisturbed. Remove lid and stir. Cover with lid and cook for 1 minute. Remove lid and stir as leaves wilt.
  • Stir in the dried basil, salt and pepper. Continue cooking over low to medium heat for another minute. Stir in the stock. Let cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the red wine vinegar and cook for 30 seconds more. Cover. Remove from heat. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Season with more salt and pepper if desired.


Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 159mg | Vitamin A: 3245IU | Vitamin C: 39.5mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 0.6mg