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Garlic Cooked Kale

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 76kcal


  • 8-10 large kale leaves chopped into bite-size pieces, with stems removed.
  • 1 clove garlic crushed and minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure cane sugar or any sweetener of your choice
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons water


  • Wash and chop your kale leaves.
  • On a medium to large skillet or frying pan, saute your crushed and minced garlic with your olive oil for about 1 minute or until garlic becomes fragrant. Don't let your garlic turn brown or burn, as your kale will taste bitter.
  • Add your prepared kale to the pan. Stir-fry the kale into the garlic, then add your 3 tablespoons of water and seasonings.
  • Allow your kale to steam for just a few minutes. My preference to cook my kale for no more 5 minutes. I love kale that is still somewhat chewy and has a living green color. Slimy, slug-green kale just doesn't appeal to my palate for some reason.
  • Serve hot.


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Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 570mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 11389IU | Vitamin C: 137mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 2mg