Sautéed Kale with Grape Tomatoes, Garlic, and Parmesan

I served this side dish with the Italian Meatloaf and they paired nicely together.  I have only used kale in soups so I was excited to give it a try as a main vegetable for our meal.  I loved the garlicky flavor of the wilted kale with the sweetened grape tomatoes.  It was light, healthy, and very delicious – even my kids ate it!

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add the crushed red pepper, kale, and grape tomatoes then cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes.  Add the garlic and continue cooking, stirring constantly for 1 minute.  Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Add 1 tablespoon of water to the skillet then cover with a lid; steam for 1-2 minutes.  Remove the lid and taste; re-season if needed.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

 

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Sautéed Kale with Grape Tomatoes, Garlic, and Parmesan

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.

Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients:

2 tsp of olive oil (I used garlic oil)
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes
2 cups of kale, chopped
Handful of grape tomatoes
1 clove of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1-2 tbsp of water

Parmesan shavings, if desired

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the crushed red pepper, kale, and grape tomatoes then cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and continue cooking, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add 1-2 tablespoon of water to the skillet then cover with a lid; steam for 1-2 minutes. Remove the lid and taste; re-season if needed then sprinkle with shaved Parmesan if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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21 Responses to “Sautéed Kale with Grape Tomatoes, Garlic, and Parmesan”

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    Katarina — October 9, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    Healthy and delicious!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 9, 2012 @ 11:46 pm

    I really need to get on this kale bandwagon so I can make this!

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    Diane — October 10, 2012 @ 1:17 am

    I will try this using chard instead of kale as I have masses in the garden. Sounds like a nice change. Diane

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    debbie — October 10, 2012 @ 3:42 am

    I love kale but rarely make it. This looks really tasty and pretty simple to make so I just may give it a try.

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    Kim in MD — October 10, 2012 @ 5:08 am

    I love kale, and I can just imagine how delicious this dish is! I bet it was the perfect side dish for that Italian meatloaf!

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    Katie C. — October 10, 2012 @ 5:16 am

    Try adding a little balsamic vinegar (from Eating Well) at the end, just remember to stand back…it will clear your sinuses out!

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    Karen — October 10, 2012 @ 6:05 am

    I made the meatloaf last night it was really good, a nice change from our normal meatloaf. Funny, I made it with sauteed swiss chard and beans…it was really good. I never thought of adding tomatoes to the sautee though. Thanks for the ideas!

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    Kris — October 10, 2012 @ 7:44 am

    Hey Pam, how are you doing? Everyone is into Kale these days it seems. I tried Kale chips, but I burned them. Patooey!!! This looks good!
    Hope you are well.
    Hugs,
    kris

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    Nani — October 10, 2012 @ 7:53 am

    Woah it looks so good! T_T

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    Joanne — October 10, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    I’ve been in a crazy kale-craving mood lately so this really up my alley!

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    Peggy Recker — October 10, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    Oh this sounds so good.

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    Mikaela Cowles — October 10, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    Kale’s recently become a staple at my house and I love it. I can’t wait to try this version.

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    mary @ what's cookin with mary — October 10, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    I’ve been using that garlic oil several times a week. I love it! It’s perfect for when I don’t want to mince up garlic or want an even more garlicky flavor. This dish sounds like it would be perfect with meatloaf. I pretty much always take a pound of frozen spinach and add it to any meatloaf I’m making. With this dish on the side, I’d have my daily greens requirements met. Love it!

    P.S.Really like your new print feature!! I need a “click to print” button.

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    Marjie — October 10, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    I’ve found kale to feel a little prickly when I eat it out of a soup, but maybe I just need to try a different variety. This looks like a great side dish!

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    Chris — October 10, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    Maybe I could do similar with spinach because I have a load of it to use.

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    Rhonda — October 10, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    That looks so good and I am very impressed that your kids ate it too, good job!

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    Words Of Deliciousness — October 10, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    I have only eaten kale in salads. This recipe sounds delicious and the looks great.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — October 11, 2012 @ 7:23 am

    This is my type of healthy and tasty vegetarian treat!

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    Lia — October 12, 2012 @ 3:27 am

    It looks so colourful and healthy!!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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