Braised Kale

Braised Kale

Kale is an incredibly versatile green and it has a consistently starring role in countless Instagram salads and smoothies and on restaurant menus.

This recipe for braised kale is an excellent example of the many delicious ways you can enjoy this hearty green.

Pro tip: Raw kale has a tough texture, but if you “massage” the raw leaves with lemon juice or olive oil, they soften considerably and add a flavorful crunch to any salad.

Braised Kale
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Braised Kale

With onions, garlic, and vinegar, this recipe for braised kale is an excellent example of the many delicious uses for this underutilized green. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 23 mins
Total Time 38 mins
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 99 kcal


  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 8 cups chopped kale
  • 1 ½ cups low-sodium organic vegetable broth
  • ½ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 2 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 dash sea salt
  • 1 dash ground black pepper


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. 

  2. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.

  3. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until garlic is soft. 

  4. Add kale and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low; gently boil, covered, for 15 minutes.

  5. Add vinegar, salt, and pepper; mix well.  

Nutrition Facts
Braised Kale
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 183mg8%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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