How to Easily Prepare Delicious Tuscan Kale Recipe

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Christina Flores

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Tuscan Kale Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Additional Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings: 4


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

Steps to Cook:

  1. Prepare the Kale:

    • Wash the Tuscan kale thoroughly and pat it dry with a clean towel or paper towels.
    • Remove the tough stems from the kale leaves and discard them.
    • Chop the kale leaves into bite-sized pieces, approximately 1-inch in size.
  2. Sauté the Garlic:

    • In a large skillet or sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
    • Add the minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently, until fragrant and lightly golden.
  3. Cook the Kale:

    • Add the chopped Tuscan kale to the skillet and stir to coat the leaves with the garlic-infused oil.
    • Pour in the vegetable or chicken broth and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.
    • Cover the skillet with a lid and cook the kale for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the kale is tender and the liquid has mostly evaporated.
  4. Season and Serve:

    • Remove the lid and stir in the lemon juice and red pepper flakes (if using).
    • Season the cooked kale with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
    • If desired, sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the top of the kale.
    • Serve the Tuscan kale warm, as a side dish or as a main course.

Cook’s Note:

  • For a heartier meal, you can add cooked chickpeas, diced roasted sweet potatoes, or crumbled feta cheese to the Tuscan kale.
  • If the kale seems too dry during cooking, you can add a splash of additional broth or water to the skillet.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat gently before serving.
  • Adjust the amount of red pepper flakes according to your desired level of spiciness.
  • This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled to serve a larger group.

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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!