Sauteed Kale

Sauteed Kale

  • Author: Iosune
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Total: 20 mins
  • 2-4 1x
  • Side Dish
  • American

Servings 2-4 1x

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Sauteed kale, a delicious and simple way to cook kale. It’s made with olive oil, garlic, kale, salt, black pepper, and optional red pepper flakes.


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 24 cloves of garlic, sliced, I used 4
  • Dash of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 pound fresh kale (450 g), chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet or large pot and add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until the garlic just begins to brown, stirring frequently. 
  2. Add the kale in batches, stirring after each addition so that it starts to wilt until all of the kale is added.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, stir and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the kale is just tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve immediately or keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.


  • If you don’t want o use oil, you could use water or vegetable stock.
  • Feel free to add any spices of herbs (dried or fresh) you like or have on hand.
  • If you don’t like spicy food, omit the red pepper flakes.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
  • Calories: 121
  • Sodium: 197 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.9 g
  • Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g