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Cooked Kale

Cook kale in a skillet for a quick and easy side dish. 


  • 10 ounce baby kale
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 large garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Tear kale into pieces. In a large, deep skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic; sauté until just beginning to turn golden, about 1 minute. Stir in a scant crushed red pepper. Add kale; cook, tossing, for 2 minutes. Add water; cover, reduce heat to medium and steam until kale is just tender, about 4 minutes. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Transfer to a bowl; let cool completely.