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Braised kale with apple cider vinegar in a large saute pan

Braised Kale with Apple Cider Vinegar

This Braised Kale with Apple Cider Vinegar is a quick and EASY vegan side dish that's ready in about 10 minutes! 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 49kcal


  • 1 large bunch kale, washed and torn into small pieces with large stems removed
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 2 TB apple cider vinegar, plus more to serve
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  • Heat oil on medium in a large pan or wok, until oil begins to ripple. Add garlic and saute 1-2 minutes. (Be careful not to burn the garlic.)
  • Add kale and lower heat to medium-low. Drizzle lemon juice and cider over kale and toss the kale.
  • Cover with a lid and allow kale to wilt for about 4-5 minutes. Kale should wilt but not turn brown. Sprinkle with salt.  
  • Serve warm, with extra vinegar if desired.



Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 588mg | Potassium: 107mg | Vitamin A: 1425IU | Vitamin C: 31.8mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.4mg