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Basic Wilted Kale
Recipe Type: Salad
Author: Dani Lind
Serves: 2-3
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 Tbsp.Driftless sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger (optional)
  • Salt & pepper to taste (or a splash of tamari & a couple drops of toasted sesame oil)
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon (optional)
  1. Pull the kale leaves of their stems, coarsely chop, & rinse in a colander.
  2. Heat oil in a medium sauté pan.
  3. Add garlic (& ginger if using), stir a couple times, & add wet kale leaves.
  4. Cover & let the water on the leaves steam the kale for about 1 minute, until just wilted. Season with salt & pepper (& lemon if using, or tamari & toasted sesame oil) & serve immediately.
  5. Works with most other cooking greens as well just allow a couple more minutes cooking time for coarser greens like collards or kohlrabi leaves.