Large bowl of creamy kale with a juiced lemon and a bottle of olive oil in the background
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5 Minute Creamy Kale

This recipe for 5 minute creamy kale is going to become one of your go-to side dishes for dinner! It's so simple to make and only has a few ingredients! Vegan, Whole30, paleo, gluten free, grain free, low carb and allergy friendly! 
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy kale, lemony kale
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Samantha Rowland



  • Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. 
  • De-stem and chop the kale into bite size pieces.
  • Add 1/2 tbsp garlic olive oil to the pan. 
  • Add the chopped kale to the olive oil and stir well. 
  • While the kale is cooking down, make the sauce by combining the rest of the garlic olive oil, nut butter, lemon juice, salt and 2 tbsp of water in a small bowl. Stir well until combined. 
  • Pour this mixture over the kale and stir well. Cook 1 minute. Add 1 tbsp of water if needed. Serve hot 



What nut butters can you use in this recipe?
  • Almond butter
  • Tahini
  • Sunflower seed butter
  • Cashew butter
  • Walnut butter
What other greens can you cook this way?
  • Collard greens, thinly sliced
  • Chard
  • Spinach
  • Arugula


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g