Simple Sautéed Kale

After making its way into the spotlight as a trendy vegetable, kale started finding its way into salads, smoothies, and other dishes. It is trendy for good reasons: it’s in season for half of the year so you can buy it locally for added nutrition at a lower cost, and it’s full of many important nutrients including vitamins A, C, K, folate, calcium, potassium, and iron just to name a few.

Since it’s the new year, it’s a great time to try a new healthy recipe. Raw kale can sometimes be bitter for my liking on its own, so I usually sauté the kale to ease back on the bitterness. It’s a simple recipe that just takes a few minutes, and it goes great with almost any meal!


Simple Sautéed Kale


  • Kale (typically 1.5-2 leaves per person since it shrinks during cooking)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Wash kale in cold running water and pat dry with a paper towel.

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  2. In a medium skillet, pour enough olive oil to be able to spread and coat pan. Put stove at medium heat.
  3. Remove kale leaves from the stems and add to the skillet to cook.


  4. After all kale is in the skillet, add salt and pepper. Stir kale to spread seasonings and periodically throughout cooking time for even heating.


  5. Kale is finished once it is slightly wilted. Remove from skillet and enjoy!




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