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Steamed Kale Recipe

Steamed Kale Recipe

You'll find a wonderful accompaniment to most any entree in this good-for-you Steamed Kale recipe, which is packed with vitamins. I use garlic, red pepper and balsamic vinegar to keep my family coming back for more! —Mary Bilyeu, Ann Arbor, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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


  • 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. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional 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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hkpepin User ID: 3030797 249600
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2016

"One of my favorite ways to eat kale. I first had this recipe at my grandmother's house as my introduction to kale and I've never looked back. I'm not a huge balsamic vinegar fan so I generally just use a splash of white vinegar instead. It's delicious!"

Kartay User ID: 8650061 241336
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2016

"Not my favourite flavours ever. A bit too bitter or pronounced a taste for my palette. I think the flavours of the kale and the vinegar together are a bit much. Maybe if I'd cooked this dish a little longer than the suggested time I would have liked it more."

triedthat User ID: 7508822 229585
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2015

"I just wanted a side veggie to serve with rice and a protein. I tasted it before I added the balsamic vinegar and it was good, however after I added the vinegar it tasted sour! Leave out the vinegar!"

apschwartz User ID: 1393337 209703
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

"I've made this several times and each time it's a huge success! I like to splash mine with a raspberry vinegar at the end of cooking."

Carla December User ID: 6909925 85874
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2012

"I loved this! I added a little honey in the mix, just a drizzle based on what it was being topped with, but absolutely awesome. Thank you. :)"

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 173693
Reviewed May. 4, 2012

"I ran out of fresh garlic, so I sauteed an onion instead, and the recipe tasted great!"

yk3379 User ID: 5886629 85497
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2011

"It was easy and delicious."

cgdc_76 User ID: 595154 140650
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

"Super yummy and easy!"

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