Sautéed Kale with Green Garlic

Recipe by The FruitGuys


  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 2 tablespoons green garlic or 2 cloves regular garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion (or half a large onion), chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Wash greens well and tear or chop into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat and add the onion. Sauté onion for approximately 2 minutes and add in green garlic. Sauté another couple of minutes, and add in chopped greens.
  3. Greens will quickly start to shrink as they’re being sautéed. Add in a couple of tablespoons of veggie broth for moisture and added flavor.
  4. Sauté until greens are tender and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 3–4 as a side dish. Prep time, 5 minutes; cook time, 10–15 minutes.

Cook’s note: The following extras may be added to greens—individually or all at once!

  1. Toasted pine nuts or sliced almonds: Before serving, sprinkle greens with toasted pine nuts or toasted, sliced almonds.
  2. Dried cranberries: Add 2 tablespoons of dried cranberries to skillet just before greens have finished cooking (you don’t want them to be too soft).
  3. Pepper flakes: Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon (or more if you like it spicy) of red pepper flakes into the pan and stir right before adding the greens.
  4. Fresh lemon juice: After removing the pan from heat, squeeze a half-lemon over greens.
  5. Freshly shaved cheese: When ready to serve, sprinkle greens with freshly shaved Parmesan, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Romano, Asiago, or any other hard cheese.

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