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sauteed kale in a white dish on a wooden table

Simple Sautéed Kale

  • Author: Whitney Carlson
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Simple Sautéed Kale Side Dish Recipe with coconut oil is a perfect recipe to add color and nutrients to any meal. Add kale to every meal with this recipe!



  • 1 bunch kale (10-12 oz)
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil


  1. Wash and shake kale leaves to dry. Remove stems and tear leaves in thirds or halves depending on the size of the leaf.
  2. Place slightly damp kale leaves in a bowl and add seasoning, tossing to combine.
  3. In a large skillet, heat coconut oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Add kale leaves and cook approximately 10 minutes, stirring to thoroughly cook, until leaves are slightly wilted and darker in color.
  5. Serve immediately.


We typically cook our kale leaves to the extent they are soft, but still slightly crunchy.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: American