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10 Minute Garlic Kale

10 Minute Garlic Kale is the easiest, healthiest side dish you can make!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 78kcal
Author Tracy


  • 2 bunches of kale ripped, washed, and dried
  • 4-5 garlic cloves sliced thin or minced
  • 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  • Heat oil in large saute pan on medium. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant.
  • Turn heat up to medium high and add kale, mixing it with tongs to coat it with olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
  • Saute until kale wilts and turns a deep green, approximately 7 minutes. Season with salt, give another good mix, and serve.


This recipe is for 2 bunches of kale but you can definitely halve it for just one bunch.  We just like a lot o' kale. 
Add more garlic for a super duper garlic dish. 
Adjust the crushed red pepper to your taste - 1/4 teaspoon gives a little hint, 1/2 a bigger kick in the dish. 
Watch that garlic so that it doesn't burn. 


Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2958IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg