By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

Kale holds its texture well in cooking. Although any variety will work in this dish, curly, dark green dinosaur kale looks spectacular, especially alongside a mix of red, yellow and orange cherry tomatoes.

Number of servings

Serves 4

Ingredients

  1. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  3. 1 pound kale, tough stems removed and leaves coarsely chopped
  4. 1/2 cup vegetable stock or broth
  5. 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  6. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute until lightly golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the kale and vegetable stock. Cover, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook until the kale is wilted and some of the liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes.

Stir in the tomatoes and cook uncovered until the kale is tender, 5 to 7 minutes longer. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice, salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

  • Total fat 3 g
  • Calories 93
  • Protein 4 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g
  • Dietary fiber 3 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 2 g
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Sodium 206 mg

This recipe is one of 150 recipes collected in The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook, published by Mayo Clinic Health Information and Oxmoor House, and winner of the 2005 James Beard award.

Apr. 15, 2011