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Spicy Sauteed Lacinato Kale - Ethos Seed Company Recipe

Spicy sautéed Lacinato Kale with garlic and olive oil

Here is a fast, tasty and easy recipe of sautéed Lacinato Kale, spruced up with the right amount of spicy dried chili pepper flakes. This spicy sautéed kale is a fantastic side dish, but it can be turned into a meal when tossed over cooked pasta or grains. Serve it over a thick slice of peasant style bread for a Mediterranean evening meal. You can also turn it into a tasty vegetarian pizza topping.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Category: side dish

Cuisine: Vegan

 

Kale is a quintessential Spring and early Summer crop, filling our gardens with copious amounts of delicious and nutritious greens. Many gardeners feel overwhelmed when faced with such a sizeable harvest and need quick, tasty recipes to make use of it all.

Lacinato Kale is one of the most popular types of kale in home gardens and is perfect for this recipe. Its texture lends well to sautéing and tossing and it retains its texture better than other types of kale when subjected to intense heat. Lacinato Kale is also a powerhouse of nutrition, with a single cup containing over 200% of your daily ration of Vitamin A and 195% of Vitamin C and a whooping 1080% of Vitamin K!

Just hop on to this article on the health benefits of kale and you'll be convinced to add it to your regular diet if you haven't already!

Lacinato Kale in my garden - a nutritious heirloom Kale
This is a snapshot of my Lacinato Kale patch in Mid-Summer. Notice the inter-planting of green onions that have since gone to seed. They grew perfectly together!

 

Here is a fast, tasty and easy recipe of sautéed Lacinato Kale, spruced up with the right amount of spicy dried chili pepper flakes. If you don't like the idea of spicy food or want to lower the amount, feel free to omit!

This spicy sautéed kale is a fantastic side dish, but it can be turned into a meal when tossed over cooked pasta or grains. Serve it over a thick slice of peasant style bread for a Mediterranean evening meal. You can also turn it into a tasty vegetarian pizza topping.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 large bunch of freshly picked Lacinato Kale
  • 3 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed and minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Direction

Thoroughly wash the kale, remove the main stem and chop finely. 

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 2 minutes until lightly brown. 

Add the kale in batches and toss to cover with oil. When all the kale is added, cover and allow to steam for 5 minutes.

Remove the lid, add salt and pepper to taste. Add the dried Ancho Poblano flakes.

Continue cooking for a few more minutes until the moisture has almost completely evaporated. Serve immediately.

 

Spicy Sauteed Lacinato Kale

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