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Kale with Tomato, Garlic, and Thyme

Enjoy this saute as a side, toss with pasta for a main course, or serve on crostini.Also try: Spicy Chard with Ginger, Escarole with Onion and Lemon, Beet Greens with Bacon

  • Servings: 4
Kale with Tomato, Garlic, and Thyme

Source: Everyday Food, January 2010


  • 1 tablespoons plus two teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 pound boiled, chopped kale leaves
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium. Add garlic cloves, thinly sliced, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add cherry tomatoes, quartered, and fresh thyme leaves. Cook until tomatoes begin to break down, 2 minutes. Add kale and cook until heated through, 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons oil.

Reviews (6)

  • burgiesgirl 1 Apr, 2014

    Just wondering where step 2 is? Presumably just toss with cooked fettuccine, but is there anything else?

  • Miranda13 10 Jul, 2013

    If you are looking for a good kale recipe, keep searching. I was really excited when I made this tonight, but was quickly disappointed upon tasting it. I am a good, so I know that the problem wasn't with me. The title of the recipe says it all, there is no depth to the flavor. I was left with two choices: Toss it in the trash or "doctor" it up, since I knew my family would not eat it. I quickly threw together a white sauce (healthy, I know), which helped. I will not be making this again.

  • AsianFoodie 8 Mar, 2013

    Really good and really easy and quick. Been wanting to try a good kale recipe because it's super nutritious and cheap! I usually have a salmon stake or some meat on the side if I'm feeling carnivorous.

    I just chop up some vine ripened tomatoes if I don't have cherry tomatoes...and as tastes best!

  • jujulovesbaking 5 Nov, 2011

    I made this tonight and loved it! This was my first time eating kale and I was really concerned that I wouldn't like it, but the tomatoes and garlic added tons of flavor. I can't imagine ever sauteing kale without the tomatoes. I also added onion and used parsley flakes instead of thyme because I didn't have any on hand- I can imagine experimenting with more additions, like peppers. This will definitely be a repeat dish through the fall and winter!!

  • Veggie4life55 21 Mar, 2011

    Wasn't sure I would like this recipe. I don't like a strong garlic flavor. But I was really surprised how awesome this recipe was. I enjoyed it so much and will definitely make it again! It will be added to my repeat list. I used a couple pinches of dried thyme but that was my only change. Simple recipes that are already vegan and don't need any changes or things like cheese taken out of them are awesome and super healthy and I hope to find more of them on your website!!! :) So good :)

  • Hopeasilma7 20 Mar, 2011

    For those who dont happen to have cherry tomatoes, but a jar of Trader Joe's Bruscetta handy, add 2/3 of it and it will giv a wonderful flavor!

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