Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sauteed Mixed Greens with Kale

Today I am sharing a recipe that I came up with for Sauteed Mixed Greens with Kale.  I recently had kale for the first time at a restaurant in downtown Denver.  I ordered scallops and they came on a bed of lightly sauteed kale, and they were delicious.  I then went to my trusty Trader Joe's to buy kale and try to make Kale with a similar lemony taste.  It came out great, but the next time I went to the store I found a mix of baby kale, swiss chard, and baby spinach.  This is the second incarnation of the dish that I originally made.  We all liked this recipe also, so today we are having sauteed mixed greens with kale.

Sauteed Mixed Greens with Kale


4 to 6 cups mixed greens with kale (mine had a baby kale, swiss chard, and baby spinach, but you could make it with just kale)
2 TB olive oil
2 tsp garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 lemon (squeezed over the greens at the end of cooking)


Heat olive oil in a large saute pan and add garlic and cook for about 2 minutes over medium heat.

Add mix greens and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until greens start to soften and wilt.

Continue cooking and season with salt and pepper to taste. This takes about another minute

Next, holding the cut side of the lemon against your palm, squeeze the lemon juice over the mixed greens.

Stir, and cook for another minute to incorporate the flavors. 

You're done. 

This serves approximately 4 people depending on the amount of greens that you use and how much you cook them down.

I hope that you like this recipe.  It is super healthy and delicious.  I always love hearing from you.  

What is your favorite recipe with kale?

Have a great week.

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