How to Easily Grow and Enjoy Lacitino Kale

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Christina Flores

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Lacitino Kale Recipe

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes

Additional Time

5 minutes

Total Time

45 minutes




  • 1 bunch of lacitino kale, stems removed and leaves chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Steps to Cook

  1. Wash the lacitino kale leaves thoroughly and pat them dry with a clean towel or paper towels. Remove the tough stems and chop the leaves into bite-sized pieces.

  2. In a large skillet or sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes (if using) and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently, until the garlic is fragrant and lightly golden.

  3. Add the chopped lacitino kale leaves to the pan and toss them with the garlic and oil until the leaves are evenly coated.

  4. Pour in the vegetable or chicken broth and cover the pan with a lid. Let the kale steam for 5-7 minutes, or until the leaves are tender and wilted.

  5. Remove the lid and continue cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, to allow any excess liquid to evaporate.

  6. Stir in the lemon juice and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

  7. If desired, sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the sautéed lacitino kale and serve immediately.

Cook’s Note

  • Lacitino kale, also known as Tuscan kale or dinosaur kale, is a variety of kale with a darker, more textured leaf compared to traditional curly kale. It has a slightly sweeter and more delicate flavor.
  • For a more substantial meal, you can add cooked chickpeas, diced roasted sweet potatoes, or crumbled feta cheese to the sautéed lacitino kale.
  • If you prefer a crisper texture, you can skip the steaming step and simply sauté the kale leaves until they are tender but still have a bite.
  • This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled to serve a larger crowd.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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About Christina Flores

Hi, I am Christina Flores, author of I'm passionate about creating delicious and nutritious recipes to help people lead healthier lives. Join me on this culinary journey as we explore the world of healthy eating together!