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.Print
GARLICKY LACINATO KALE
- Yield: 2 servings
- 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.
OMG! I can almost taste the buttery garlicky kale right now! This looks so easy and so delicious. I cannot wait to make it.
Thanks Elisabeth, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for the twitter love too! xo, erin
You had me at garlicky. Kale sealed the deal.
your presentation is gorgeous! i loooovvvvve the garlic in the center of the plate. kale + garlic is perfection 😉
what a great dish! sounds so good
just made this tonight with some baked sweet potato and orzo and it was delicious! I wilted the leaves a little longer. it’s our new favorite lacinato dish, thank you!
Rogier van Vlissingen says
Good basic idea, just sorry for all the fat, so I am leaving it out. I have plans of living a while longer and I cook without oui.
Sarah Silverlight says
Just made this lovely, uber tasty dish. I subbed out Miyako’s vegan butter and added diced Campari tomatoes when I removed from the heat. Simply marvelous! Thx so very much for posting this. Will certainly be making this again!