Did you know? Kale was the most common green vegetable in Europe in the Middle Ages. In Scotland kale was such an integral part of their diet that in the Scot's dialect kale is synonymous to food! To be “off ones kail” means to be too sick to eat food. So, how did it get so popular recently? We’d like to believe Beyonce made it famous!

Let’s get cooking—make plenty— with this sizzling kale recipe that’ll have you and your guests wanting more.

Step 1: Rinse That Kale

Always rinse your kale in cold water, that way you don’t steam off any nutrients or flavor. Once you rinse thoroughly, soak it in a bowl of water with a dash of salt for 3 minutes.

Step 2: Heat and Season

To get that sizzling sear, your SmartyPans is the best choice. Cover the bottom of your SmartyPans in olive oil, toss in a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and minced garlic. SmartyPans will indicate when you need to toss in your kale so it doesn’t get overcooked.

Step 3: Sizzle and Serve

Drop kale into your SmartyPans and add red pepper flakes on top for additional zing. Use tongs to toss kale in your seasoned olive oil mixture until you see the edges start to crisp. Once your kale wilts just a tad, it’s time to take it out of the pan and serve. Plus, SmartyPans tracks the nutritional value of every dish. If this one is your favorite, why not share it on our app? Enjoy with others! We hope you love this delicious dose of Omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin C, and protein.