Sunday, January 1, 2012

Garlicky Lacinato Kale

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A slow saute of lacinato kale in a bit of Earth Balance, olive oil and soy sauce transforms into perfection on a plate. This easy-to-prepare kale is a nutritional powerhouse, delivers a rich and buttery taste and offers a complex array of textures. This dish can stand alone as a meal or serve as a perfect compliment to almost any main course.

2 TB Earth Balance
1 TB olive oil
One whole head of garlic, peeled and separated
One bunch of lacinato kale, chopped
2 tsp soy sauce
1-2 TB sesame seeds
red chili pepper flakes, optional

Melt the Earth Balance in a large, flat-bottomed skillet over medium-low heat. Smash each of the garlic cloves with the side of a broad knife and throw them into to melted vegan butter. Add in the olive oil and soften the garlic for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently to ensure it doesn't burn. Once it is softened, remove the garlic from the skillet, but leave the remaining liquid.

Increase the heat to medium and place the kale into the skillet and cover. Allow to slightly wilt for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in the soy sauce.

To serve, sprinkle with the softened garlic, sesame seeds and chili pepper flakes.


  1. OMG! I can almost taste the buttery garlicky kale right now! This looks so easy and so delicious. I cannot wait to make it.

  2. Thanks Elisabeth, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for the twitter love too! xo, erin

  3. You had me at garlicky. Kale sealed the deal.

  4. your presentation is gorgeous! i loooovvvvve the garlic in the center of the plate. kale + garlic is perfection ;)

  5. what a great dish! sounds so good


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