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Garlicky Kale

This warm and zippy side dish features fresh kale and sweet raisins. “It tastes wonderful served hot or cold,” comments Clara Coulston from Washington Court House, Ohio.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3 cups water
  • 2 bunches kale, trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup pitted ripe olives, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in kale. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes or until almost tender; drain and set aside.
  • In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook garlic in oil for 1 minute. Stir in the raisins, olives, salt and pepper flakes; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in kale; cook for 3-4 minutes or until tender.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 88 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fruit.
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  • shannondobos
    Jan 13, 2020

    I usually roast kale with just a bit of salt, pepper and olive oil. This was a fantastic change from my usual method, and I will make it again. As the name suggests, you've gotta love garlic!

  • Lorriloves2bake
    Sep 23, 2015


  • jfos
    May 14, 2014

    Quick and easy to make, delicious, and great as left-overs!

  • dianshock
    Apr 8, 2013

    I make this recipe over and over. If my grown kids come by for a visit and there's any leftovers, they eat it up. I use green olives instead of ripe ones. the salty mixes well with the garlic and sweetnes of the raisins. Craisins work well also.

  • watermel
    Sep 17, 2012

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  • lutebruin
    Apr 26, 2010

    A delightful combination of flavors--and several immunity-boosting ingredients.