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Lemon Garlic Kale

Lemon Garlic Marinated Kale

You either love kale or you hate it. Me? I’m absolutely on the side of loving.

When it comes to greens, I like just about any kind anyway. They don’t even have to be smothered in sauce or dressing for me to eat them. I like them raw and fresh so I can TASTE the dirt. Wait. That didn’t sound right. Ha!

Y’all know what I mean, though. Whether it’s the spicy bite of mustard greens or the bitter kick of kale, gimme greens. Gimme all the greens.

My family will eat greens, but they’re not as fanatic about them as I am, so I always look for ways to incorporate them in meals.

It’s always good, though, when I can find a recipe that allows the greens to stand alone and be eaten without being chopped and hidden in spaghetti sauce.

That’s why I’m so happy that both Terrence and Ayva enjoyed this Lemon Garlic Kale recipe. Not only is it easy to make (Ayva helped), but everyone kept going back for seconds and thirds.

If you aren’t a fan of kale, give this recipe a try. It might make you feel differently!

Lemon Garlic Kale


– about 1 1b. kale

– 1 clove of garlic

– 1 large lemon or 2 small ones

-olive oil


-Chop the garlic into tiny pieces.

-Pour enough olive oil on the kale to coat it. It should not be drenched, but certainly enough that every piece is shiny.

-Squeeze the juice of the lemon onto the kale.

-Add the garlic to the kale.

-Mix the kale, garlic and lemon together until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.

-Let the kale sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight.

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Lemon Garlic Marinated Kale

Marinated Kale

Grace Navedo

Friday 2nd of December 2022

I'm am in love with this recipe. I first tasted this kale garlic salad at Wholefoods and fell in is so easy and delicious.


Sunday 4th of December 2022

It's so good, right!!!

Notorious Spinks

Tuesday 4th of August 2015

Tried this and it was awesome. Eating the last of it now.

Notorious Spinks

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015

I'm def making this tomorrow. Thank you!


Sunday 26th of July 2015

You're welcome! It's our favorite side dish!


Monday 5th of January 2015

I too love greens and need to incorporate more greens into my family meals. Thanks for sharing this really yummy kale recipe. Combines two of my favorites lemon juice and garlic!


Monday 5th of January 2015

You're so welcome! Garlic really does make everything taste better, right? :-)