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Braised Kale

Photo: Levi Brown
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup kale)
Braised Kale is a healthy and tasty choice for a green side. This recipe for Braised Kale also serves as an ingredient to three other recipes-- Braised Kale, Sausage, and Creamy Polenta, Whole-Wheat Pasta with Kale and Roast Chicken, Braised Kale Frittata.

Ingredients

  • 1 large (14-oz) bunch kale
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3/4 cup lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 ounce grated Parmesan (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 100
  • fat 7.2 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 5 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 8 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 252 mg
  • calcium 93 mg

How to Make It

  1. Strip the kale leaves from the tough stems. Discard the stems; coarsely chop the leaves. Rinse well in a colander, leaving the water on the leaves.

  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over low heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until it's golden and aromatic (3-4 minutes). Transfer the garlic to a dish and reserve.

  3. Reheat the oil over medium heat, then add the kale and the broth. Cover and simmer until the kale is tender (3-4 minutes). Season with the salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving platter and top with the garlic and Parmesan, if desired.

Cook's Notes

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