Sautéed Kale

I love kale.  My boys love kale.  Even my husband goes for it.  Kale is a universally favorite vegetable in our family.  And boy am I lucky since it’s a superfood.  Given our collective kale obsession, I am always looking for more ways to cook kale, and this is one of my favorites.

Let’s not forget that kale is one of those”naturally gluten free” foods as my friend Shirley would say. So try it, you just might like it.

Sauteéd Kale

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  • In a large saute pan, heat oil over medium heat
  • Reduce heat to medium low and add onion
  • Sauté for 15 minutes until caramelized
  • Add kale and sauté for 5 minutes uncovered
  • Cover pot with a lid and sauté for 1-2 minutes until wilted
  • Add salt and serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
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Sometimes I like to throw a few thinly sliced carrots into this dish to add a bit of color.  Have you ever sautéd kale before?  What other veggies or seasonings do you enjoy adding to your sautéed kale?  Leave a comment and let us all know.

Here are some more gluten free kale recipes you might enjoy:
Sauteed Kale with Garlic and Onion (Melting Tuscan Kale) from Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen
Kale Caesar Slaw from Silvana of Dish Towel Diaries
Sautéed Kale & Mushrooms from Carrie of Ginger Lemon Girl


88 responses to “Sautéed Kale”

  1. I always add roasted red peppers to the kale and garlic. The colors are so appetizing! I also add chicken broth and let the kale simmer to reduce the bitterness that Kale sometimes has.

  2. I love love love kale and cooking it in coconut oil makes it amazing! Also… I’ve added toasted sesame seeds and garlic.

  3. We grow Tuscan and Russian Kales (and collards, broccoli, & Brussels sprouts). We love them all! I usually cook kale with chili flakes and lots of garlic. Yum! I also freeze cooked kale in serving sizes for the winter, when we especially enjoy it.

  4. I love to add a little garlic, salt and pepper with a few drops of habanero sauce to broccoli, snap peas, carots and zuchinni.. Yummm.

  5. My favorite stir fry is very thin slices of beef or duck, red curry sauce, garlic, ginger, cabbage, snow peas, small hot red peppers, salt and pepper with the veg cooked just enough to still have a nice crunch. Oh my, I think I have to go shopping now! Thanks for the give away I never did figure out who won the other. I guess I just wasn’t looking in the right place?

  6. All Hail Kale!! Kale is scrumptious, for sure, and I love to add a splash of carrot and ginger for color and zing, along with onions, garlic, sea salt, marjoram and nutmeg!

  7. Hi Elana!

    I’ve been reading your blog for a little while and have just received my first shipment of almond flour and coconut flour…looking forward to trying out some recipes.

    Just saw your kale recipe and thought i’d add my 10 cents! It is really nice with toasted almonds too. I just had chorizo, toasted blanched whole almonds and sauteed kale. Really yummy!

    Thanks for all your work, made my life so much easier.


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