Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Crunchy kale as a side dish. . .a top rated recipe from Whole Foods. A super fast way to get your family to eat a super food!!!


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Rinse kale and pat dry thoroughly. Remove and discard thick ribs and roughly chop leaves. Pat leaves dry again.
  3. Toss with olive oil and garlic in a large bowl. (I actually put it all in a ziplock and shake it around really good).
  4. Spread on a large rimmed baking sheet. Kale does not need to be in a single layer, as it will shrink in volume as it cooks.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes, stirring every five minutes or so, until leaves are tender, crisp on edges and slightly browned.
  6. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and a little sea salt before serving. NOTE: Taste before you put salt on it, as kale as a bit of a tangy/salty flavor already. It is VERY easy to overdo it with the salt in this recipe.


Most Helpful

We gave it a try, but it tasted like grass with garlic!

cgmonster September 22, 2011

Really great. I learned from Whole Foods that kale has an ANDI (Aggregate Nutrition Density Index) of 1000, its top rating. So I tried this recipe and it was fantastic. I cut off all the ribs, including those on the inside. This is only my second time cooking kale, so I wasn't sure how far I needed to go. I added sea salt for excellent results. Will be making kale like this all the time now. Thanks!

Kumquat the Cat's friend February 25, 2011

Utterly stupendous way to make kale! Love it! I like to eat kale steamed most of the time or with a little olive oil and spices, this was a different and fun way to eat it because the texture really changes. Cutting the ribs off is a must, I left a few on and they were tougher to chew through. I used black sesame seeds for a nice exotic flavor, and since I am watching salt intake I skipped using salt during the bag-n-shake step and just put on a light sprinkling of kosher salt before I popped it in the oven, all I needed was about 15 minutes. Will definitely make over and over! Made belatedly for our VIP in Veggie Swap 24!

the80srule August 05, 2010

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