Garlicky Greens: Kale Edition

Kale is amazing. Seriously, I love it. Flash-cooked, sauteed, steamed. It’s got an amazing crunchiness that makes it like candy to me. 

Kale is a part of the cabbage family, and is full of calcium, beta carotene, and other vitamins. Quite healthy, and very versatile. It makes an excellent side-dish. 


Anyways, this is my favorite quick way to make it.

Garlic Lemon Kale


2 heads of garlic, minced
Juice of one lemon (or about 2 tbsp. lemon juice) 
1 head red or green kale
2 tbsp. olive oil
dash of salt and pepper


Heat olive oil and garlic over medium-high heat in a large saucepan. Toss in the garlic. While that’s going, chop and wash the kale. Make sure you cut off the stems, they’re less tasty than the greens. 

 

When the garlic has been going for about a minute. Add in the lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Then toss in the kale. It seems like a huge amount, but the kale wilts down fast. Just keep tossing every 30 seconds or so until it’s wilted down. Serve hot.


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