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Steamed Kale

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

With this good-for-you steamed kale, it's easy to eat healthy and get out of the kitchen quick. A wonderful accompaniment to most any entree, it is packed with vitamins and is a snap to prepare. I use garlic, red pepper and balsamic vinegar for this side dish that keeps my family coming back for more! —Mary Bilyeu, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Steamed Kale Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Directions

  1. Trim kale, discarding the thick ribs and stems. Chop leaves. In a Dutch oven, saute kale leaves in oil until wilted. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in the water, salt and pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until kale is tender. Remove from the heat; stir in vinegar.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 61 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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