How to cook kale the Italian way. Learn how to clean and cook kale greens on the stove.
This is the basic way to cook kale. Once cleaned, cooked, and drained, you can season it with olive oil. Or you can sautè it, or use it for other delicious recipes!
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How to cook kale
- 1 bunch of kale
- 1 tbsp salt
- baking soda and vinegar for cleaning and disinfecting
how to clean kale leaves
Clean kale leaves singularly, by cutting off the center stem and discarding it. Discard the ugly and ruined leaves too.
Place the clean leaves in the sink or a big bowl and fill it with water.
Add 3-4 tablespoons of baking soda and 1/2 cup of vinegar to the water. Mix and let rest at least 20 minutes.
Rinse and drain the kale leaves.
how to cook kale on the stove
Bring a big pot of water to a boil, add 1 tablespoon of salt and the kale leaves. Cook, uncovered, 20 minutes.
Your kale is ready.
You can serve it simply, with olive oil, or add squeezed lemon.
You can also sautè it in a pan where you’ve browned a garlic clove and a red chili in a tablespoon of olive oil – 5 minutes, mixing every now and then, should be enough.
Or you can use it for one of these recipes:
Or use it raw:
Enjoy your healthy kale!