Simple Garlicky Greens

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This is by far my favorite way to use kale or any other greens because it imparts just a bit more flavor. You can use any dark leafy green and the particularly tough ones like kale, collards, broccoli rabe, dandelion greens, etc work really well. You can do this with spinach as well, but cut down the cooking time so it doesn’t turn to mush.

Simple Garlicky Greens |

Simple Garlicky Greens

Simple Garlicky Greens

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Paleo, Plant-Based, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 96 kcal

Simple Garlicky Greens are gonna add a punch of nutrition and flavor to your favorite main dish. Comes together in minutes. Get the recipe!



  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled and sliced
  • 1 very large bunch kale rinsed and chopped
  • 2 tbsp chicken broth or water
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Add the oil to a large, cold skillet. Add the sliced garlic and cook on low for about 4-6 minutes or just until it starts to brown on the edges. Don’t let it burn though…because burnt garlic isn’t tasty!
  2. Add the chopped greens and chicken broth (or water) and turn up the heat to medium. Stir and cook for anywhere from 4-6 minutes, depending on how tough the greens are. You want them to be tender but not mushy. Greens like collards will take longer because they’re very thick.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Simple Garlicky Greens
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 44mg2%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1900IU38%
Vitamin C 24.4mg30%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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