Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Sauteed Kale and Mushrooms with Citrus

I think eating kale is inevitable when you live in California.  I'll be honest.  I was pretty disappointed after trying my first kale salad.  I like raw kale about as much I do uncooked broccoli, which is to say, not at all.  However, kale is really cheap where I live and in terms of cost/nutrient density, it's pretty hard to beat.  Anyways, I posted this picture on my Instagram the other day and people seemed to dig it, so here's the recipe.  I make this multiple times a week and usually eat an entire plate!


2 tbsps Extra virgin olive oil 
1 clove of minced garlic
10 oz sliced mushrooms
5 oz fresh cut kale
1/3 of a lemon, juiced
Sea salt and pepper to taste

1.  Heat up the minced garlic with the olive oil in a pan over medium heat.  When the garlic starts to sizzle and grow fragrant, toss in your kale and stir so that the leaves are coated in olive oil.  As the kale cooks, it will start to wilt and change to a bright green color.  Do this for about 5 minutes. 

2.  When the kale is cooked, sprinkle it with sea salt to taste, and top liberally with freshly ground black pepper.  Remove the kale from the pan and set it aside on a plate.

3.  Add more olive oil to the pan and throw in the slice mushrooms.  Sautè the mushrooms until they are cooked. 

4.  Add the kale back in with the mushrooms and stir.  Flavor with the lemon juice. 

5.  EAT IT.

This is an easy way to eat more vegetables and get your loved ones to as well!  My best friend hates vegetables and she gobbled this up as did my picky-eater of a boyfriend.  No joke, I had to trick my best friend into eating vegetables during our undergraduate years and she ate this willingly.  

Try it and let me know how it goes for you!


  1. I've been trying to eat healthy lately so I cook more kale now. As you said, it's easy to cook and cheap. I also add quinoa and different types of veggies to make it a hearty lunch.

  2. I hate raw kale as well. The first time I tried it was blending it in a smoothie. Needless to say, I had to discreetly remove it hahah. I do like making kale chips though - so easy and tasty! I want to give sauteed kale a try though.

  3. I love step five! ;) hehe I also like to throw an egg on top of my kale ^-^ -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  4. I'm trying to est healthy so I'm definitely going to give this a try soon!

  5. I've only ever had kale in small amounts with other food so I don't even know what it tastes like on its own! I like the idea of the mushrooms though.

    Jane / deluminators

  6. I've seen kale being offered in a lot of places these days from kale salad to kale chips. Though, I've only tried it a few times even though I should be having it more often.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe! I like how simple this dish is and doesn't need a ton of ingredients to put together. I'm definitely going to give it a try one of these days.