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Kale is available year-round, but it shines as a cold-weather crop and is at its most flavorful and tender in the winter months.

Prep & Store

Thoroughly clean kale by dunking it in tepid water several times and then rinsing under cold running water.

Quick & Easy Recipe

Sauté kale in a little olive oil for 5 minutes over medium heat. Turn down the heat and add garlic, fresh lemon juice, and toasted sesame oil; stir for another 5 minutes.

Nutrition Notes

Kale is an excellent source of vitamins C and A.

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