Kale With Caramelized Onions and Garlic

Total Time
Prep 7 mins
Cook 15 mins

A quick and simple side dish made with an amazing vegetable.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large pan.
  2. Add chopped onions and garlic.
  3. Sauté until onions are clear and begin to caramelize. Stir often. Do not allow garlic to burn.
  4. Add torn kale.
  5. Toss with onions and garlic.
  6. Cook until kale is wilted.
  7. Sprinkle with a tiny bit of balsamic vinegar if desired.
  8. (Thanks reviewers for reminding me of removing the stems!).
Most Helpful

We love Kale at our house. This is a good way to fix it. So many people are unfamiliar and therefore afraid to try it. GO FOR IT! Great source of vitimins and tastes good too.

riffraff January 23, 2003

I had some leftover kale from a soup I made and was looking for a recipe to use it up. I'm glad I tried this one -- it is SO good. I carmelized the onions for about 10 minutes, added the garlic and cooked for another 2 minutes, and then added the kale (stems removed). I also added a little water to the pan which helped the kale wilt. I used white balsamic vinegar as the finishing touch. Your recipe is quick, easy, healthy, and most of all -- really delicious. We loved it and will be making it again.

TasteTester May 20, 2010

Excellent! Since I love the taste of carmelized onions, I decided to use one whole one and it added great flavor. I also felt that that the recipe benefited from the addition of salt (just a pinch or three) and a few splashes of Mrs. Dash seasoning. But what really made the dish was the addition of balsamic vinegar at the end--it really enhances the taste of the kale and is not to be missed. If you're trying to add more greens to your diet or just looking for a quick and tasty side dish, try this recipe!

Noor.Khalid April 17, 2012