Spicy Sautéed Kale

Spicy sautéed kale is a delicious way to eat more of this leafy green vegetable. Chili paste adds a nice little kick and can be added as liberally as you desire.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 cups chopped kale*
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ground chili paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat one tablespoon of the oil in a 12-inch frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Mix together the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, chili paste, and salt and set aside.
  3. When the oil is hot and slightly shimmers, add the kale.
  4. Drizzle the chili paste and oil mixture over the kale.
  5. Stir and sauté the kale for just a few minutes until the kale turns a deeper green and is somewhat shiny rather than a dull matte green.
  6. Serve.


  • *Pack the kale down when you measure it.
  • Preparation time is figured using pre-chopped and washed kale. You will need to add some time if you are preparing the kale yourself.
  • Nutrition is calculated based on this recipe. If you make any of the adaptations in the article your nutritional values will vary.

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