Kale with Garlic and Thyme

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Antioxidant-rich, dark leafy greens like kale are nutritional powerhouses loaded with calcium, beta carotene, and vitamin C. They’re also high in fiber and phytochemicals.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 40 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. kale
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped garlic
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ¼ cup dry sherry
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a rolling boil. Add the kale and cook for 10 minutes until it has lost its waxy coating and the leaves are tender. Transfer to a colander to drain, reserving about ½ cup of the cooking liquid. Roughly chop the kale.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven. Add the onion, garlic, crushed red pepper, and thyme. Cook over medium heat until the onions are soft and starting to brown around the edges.
  • Splash in the sherry; cook for 5 minutes until all alcohol has evaporated. Add back the kale and reserved liquid; cook 10 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. kale
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped garlic
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ¼ cup dry sherry
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a rolling boil. Add the kale and cook for 10 minutes until it has lost its waxy coating and the leaves are tender. Transfer to a colander to drain, reserving about ½ cup of the cooking liquid. Roughly chop the kale.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven. Add the onion, garlic, crushed red pepper, and thyme. Cook over medium heat until the onions are soft and starting to brown around the edges.
  • Splash in the sherry; cook for 5 minutes until all alcohol has evaporated. Add back the kale and reserved liquid; cook 10 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories170
Total Fat5g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium300mg
Total Carbohydrate22g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars1g
Protein8g