Kale with Lemon and Garlic


3 to 4 pounds fresh kale
Olive oil
2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
Salt to taste
Lemon wedges


Clean kale thoroughly, rinsing the leaves in several changes of cold running water. Strip leaves off stalks; discard stalks. Boil leaves, uncovered, in salted water to cover. Cook just until tender (20 to 25 minutes) and drain well in a colander. Transfer to a serving dish or mixing bowl. Drizzle on enough olive oil to coat, tossing leaves gently. Add garlic and salt to taste. Serve hot or cold with lemon wedges on the side.


Serves 6 to 8.

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I have too much kale in

I have too much kale in garden to eat. Leaves are about a foot long. Can I freeze kale?

Yes, you can freeze kale.

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Yes, you can freeze kale. Wash it and cut off stems. Blanch in boiling water for 2 minutes, then submerge in ice water. Spin in salad spinner and dry. Then, place on parchment paper on a cookie sheet or flat surface. Put in freezer until frozen. Then, you can shake into an airtight container.