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Sautéed kale in skillet with limes

Sautéed Kale with Chili and Lime

Fresh kale is sautéed with fresh garlic, chili powder, and lime juice for an easy and delicious side dish.
Course Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chili lime kale, kale, sautéed chili lime kale, sautéed kale
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 53 kcal
Author India


  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 bunches of kale tough stems removed and roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice divided


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium low heat and sautee garlic until soft.

  2. In a small bowl, mix 1/3 cup water, 2 tablespoons lime juice, chili powder, and salt. Add chopped kale to the skillet along with the water mixture. Cover and cook for about 3-5 minutes until kale has dramatically reduced in size.
  3. Remove cover and continue to cook kale, stirring often, until kale is vibrant and has reached desired doneness. Drizzle remaining lime juice on kale before serving.