Lemon-Garlic Kale Sauté

I wanted to make a healthy and easy side dish to go along with the chicken I was making. I decided to sauté some kale with some olive oil, garlic slices, crushed red pepper, and lemon juice. It took only minutes to make and tasted wonderful! I really loved how the lemon brightened up the flavor of the kale. My kids didn’t love this side dish but my husband and I did.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the thinly sliced garlic; sauté for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the kale to the skillet along with 2 tablespoons of water. Cook, stirring often for 2-3 minutes. Season with crushed red pepper, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Stir in the lemon juice and toss to coat evenly before spooning the kale into a serving dish. Top with shaved Parmesan cheese.  Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Lemon-Garlic Kale Sauté

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

2 tsp olive oil
1 clove of garlic, sliced thinly
1 bunch of kale, washed & chopped
2 tbsp water
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Parmesan, shaved

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the thinly sliced garlic; sauté for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the kale to the skillet along with 2 tablespoons of water. Cook, stirring often for 2-3 minutes. Season with crushed red pepper, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Stir in the lemon juice and toss to coat evenly before spooning the kale into a serving dish. Top with shaved Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. Enjoy.