Garlicky Greens


  • 1 large bunch of kale
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • fine grain sea salt
  • 5 cloves of garlic, crushed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (opt)
  • crushed red pepper flakes


  1. De-stem each leaf of/kale. Tear or cut the big leaves into bite-sized pieces. Wash the greens in a big bowl (or sink) full of clean water, rinsing and swishing to rinse away any stubborn grit and dirt. Drain, rinse again, and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet heat the olive oil.
  3. Add a couple big pinches of salt and the greens. They should hiss and spit a bit when they hit the pan.
  4. Stir continuously until their color gets bright green, and they just barely start to collapse 2-4 minutes.
  5. Thirty seconds before you anticipate pulling the skillet off of the heat, stir in the garlic.
  6. Saute a bit, remove the pan from the heat, stir in the Parmesan, and add a big pinch of crushed red pepper flakes.
  7. Taste, add a bit of salt if needed, and serve immediately.



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