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Spicy Sauteed Kale with Lemon


Bright, bold flavors like chili peppers, lemon, and honey help make this side dish of sauteed kale a standout on the dinner table.

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  • Servings: 6

Source: Everyday Food, November 2011


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Thai or jalapeno chile, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced, seeds removed and slices quartered
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 bunches kale (1 1/2 pounds), tough stems and ribs removed, leaves coarsely chopped
  • 6 scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Coarse salt


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil and chile over medium-high heat. Add lemon and honey and cook, stirring, until lemon begins to break down, about 2 minutes. Add kale and cook, stirring, until just wilted, about 3 minutes. Add scallions, season with salt, and cook 1 minute. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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  • Gauss
    10 JUL, 2012
    This was excellent! The cooked lemon is very nice and the dish was easy to put together. We used New Mexico red chile powder instead of the hot pepper, because that's what we had in the house. Great recipe - we'll definitely make it again!
  • galandab
    27 NOV, 2011
    This was delicious! I didn't have the jalapenos so I used the cayenne peppers that I grew and it still was great. Quick, easy and very tasty!