This steamed kale recipe for platter talk food blog features fresh lemon juice and zest, garlic, and crushed red pepper.
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Steamed Kale

See how to cook kale with this fast and simple kale recipe from Platter Talk. Make this healthy recipe in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Entree, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Recipe, Steamed Kale
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 60kcal
Author: Dan from Platter Talk


  • 1 bunch kale washed, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic rough chop
  • 1/2 lemon juiced and zested
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper
  • 2/3 cup water


  • Using a Dutch oven, heat olive oil on medium-high heat. Stir in kale and stir with wooden spoon until wilted, 2-3 minutes. Add chopped garlic and stir for another minute.
  • Add lemon juice, crushed red pepper and, water. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low simmer, cover Dutch oven and cook for 15 minutes or to desired texture.
  • Serve immediately and garnish with lemon zest.



Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 3840IU | Vitamin C: 47.1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg