Garlicky sautéed kale will change the way you eat healthy vegetables! First, I’ll explain how to make garlic chips, and then we’ll use them to flip kale on its head!
I’m always on a never ending search for healthy side dishes, and this garlicky sautéed kale is one of the best ways to cook kale. The addition of crispy, thin garlic chips adds great flavor and texture to an otherwise bland, leafy side dish.
Start by heating some coconut oil, one of the best oils for cooking and baking, in a large pan. While the oil heats, thinly slice garlic – you can use more garlic if you’d like, but three cloves is plenty for us. Either use your great knife skills or a mandolin to thinly slice the garlic, because you want it to be super thin. Add the sliced garlic to the hot oil and watch it carefully. It will toast up in about two minutes! As soon as the garlic becomes a golden brown color and very aromatic, remove it from the oil, add the chopped kale, and season with salt and pepper. Cook for a couple of minutes and serve immediately with the crispy garlic chips on top.
I’ve always liked kale, but this recipe is a favorite of mine, since the time I cooked garlic too long and it became garlic chips.
That is one of my favorite cooking mistakes!
Plus, the combination of kale, garlic, and coconut oil is a trifecta of healthy ingredients. We all know the health benefits of kale and coconut oil, but did you know that garlic is also a fantastic ingredient for your body? Some of the benefits of kale include: improved cardiovascular health, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral benefits, and cancer prevention.
As you know, I’m not a doctor, so do your own research! But try consuming more garlic, kale, and coconut oil and I’m sure your taste buds will feel great!
Here’s the garlicky sautéed kale recipe. Enjoy!
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 bunch kale, washed and chopped
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat a pan with the coconut oil.
- Thinly slice the garlic using a knife or mandolin.
- Saute the garlic in the hot oil until browned - they'll become super crispy. Watch this, it only takes 2 minutes!
- Remove garlic chips and add kale to the pan, along with ¼ cup water. Cook until water is evaporated over high heat. To serve, sprinkle with garlic chips and season with salt and pepper.