Italian kale

Italian kale

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 8

This vibrant green side dish has been flavoured and dressed with vinegar, which gives it a sweet and sour flavour that'll keep you coming back for more

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal50
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0g


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 3 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 300g cavolo nero or kale, roughly shredded
    Cavolo nero

    Cavolo nero

    ca-voll-oh nee-ro

    A loose-leafed cabbage from Tuscany, Italy. The leaves are a very dark green, almost black,…


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan with a lid and sizzle the garlic, then add the vinegar and a splash of water.

  2. Tip the kale into the pan, cover and wilt in the steam for 4-5 mins, adding a splash more water if the pan gets too dry. Once wilted, season with a little sea salt.

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alimat's picture
27th Jul, 2020
Wasn’t a fan, there’s better things to do with kale.
Elin Davies's picture
Elin Davies
22nd Mar, 2019
Delicious and easy to make. Highly recommend
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