Garlicky Kale Recipe

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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
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

Nutritional 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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Garlicky Kale in Light & Tasty August/September 2006, p63

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Lorriloves2bake User ID: 6605901 233359
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2015


jfos User ID: 2635797 154661
Reviewed May. 14, 2014

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

dianshock User ID: 6400473 63132
Reviewed 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."

lutebruin User ID: 1376018 63130
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

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

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