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Instant Pot Kale – Low Carb Africa

Instant Pot Kale is a healthy side dish that can be made in minutes. This Instant Pot recipe calls for simple ingredients you may already have at home and is easy to customize to your liking.

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Whether you prefer sauteing, roasting, or pressure cooking your kale, this recipe shows you the best way to cook kale in your Instant Pot!

Even if you are new to instant pot cooking, don’t worry. This recipe is simple and easy. Just follow the steps below and you’ll have a delicious side dish in no time.

If you’re looking for more easy side dish recipes, check out our collection of delicious side dish recipes!

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❤️ WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT

This Instant Pot Kale recipe is healthy, nutritious, and very quick and easy to make. It’s also a very flexible recipe as you can customize it to your liking.

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Making this kale recipe is a great way to use fresh kale from your garden or local farmers market. It’s also great as a quick side dish to accompany any meal, and great for pre-meal prep.

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I 6 quart instant pot Kale cooks very quickly under high pressure and becomes very flavorful, so for this recipe.

🧾Ingredients used

fresh kale, olive oil, spices
  • Raw kale: This recipe uses whole leaves, but you can also use bagged chopped kale. Organic kale usually works best and has the best flavor.
  • Olive oil: I prefer to use olive oil in this recipe as it is a healthy cooking oil that adds flavor and moisture to the dish. You can also use avocado oil or another type of mildly flavored cooking oil.
  • Onions and Garlic: I use onions and raw garlic, but you can use onion powder or garlic powder if you like.
  • spices: black pepper, cayenne pepperWhen saltThese ingredients are added for flavor. You can skip the cayenne pepper if you don’t want heat.
  • water or broth: I like to add chicken broth, but you can use water instead.

🔪 how to make a recipe

  1. Wash the kale, remove the stems and cut into 3-4 large chunks.
  2. Put the Instant Pot in sauté mode and add the olive oil.
  3. Add the chopped onion and garlic and fry for a few minutes.
  4. Put the chopped kale in the bottom of the panstir.
  5. Add broth and spices and stir again.
  6. Set the Instant Pot to manual mode, close the Instant Pot lid, and pressure cook for 3-5 minutes, depending on the firmness of the kale.
  7. Press cancel to quickly release remaining pressure with the quick release valve at the end of cooking time.
  8. Remove the kale, drain and place in a bowl.
  9. Add more spices if you like.
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🥫 Storing and Reheating

This kale dish can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. To reheat, sauté kale over medium heat until warm. You can also reheat in the microwave if desired.

You can also freeze leftover kale if you prefer. First, let it cool completely, then place it in bulk in a freezer-safe bag or container.

💭 Helpful tips

  • If you can’t find kale at your local grocery store or farmers market, you can also use spinach, collard greens, and swiss chard in this recipe. Note that cooking times may need to be adjusted if different types of greens are used.
  • Add fresh cream or coconut milk For Instant Pot kale in creamier dishes.
  • This recipe can also be made in a slow cooker. Just put all the ingredients in the slow cooker and simmer over low heat for about 3 hours.

🧾Recipe variations

  • Feel free to add other nutritious vegetables to this recipe. Brussels sprouts, celery or cabbage with green leaves. You can also add proteins such as cooked chickensausage, or shrimp.
  • If you want a little more flavor kick, try adding tomato pastered pepper flakes, Parmesan cheese, or crushed bacon on a plate.
  • You can sauté the kale in butter instead of pressure cooking.
  • kale chips air fryer Always a good option.
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🍽️ What can I eat this recipe with?

This delicious pressure cooker kale is versatile and can be enjoyed as an easy vegetable side or snack.

👩‍🍳 FAQ

How do you cook kale so it’s not bitter?

Salt, olive oil and minced garlic are usually additional ingredients that enhance the flavor of dishes with bitter kale. Kale’s bitterness can be reduced by chopping the stems and marinating them in salt and olive oil.

Can you overcook kale greens?

Kale holds up very well. However, if you overcook it, it can become soggy and have an unpleasant texture.
To prevent this, avoid using too much liquid and cook the kale greens for the minimum amount of time specified in the recipe. Release pressure immediately after cooking.

Why is cooked kale chewy?

If you don’t cook the kale long enough, it can become chewy.

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Instant Pot Kale in a white bowl

instant pot kale

Instant Pot Kale is a healthy side dish that can be made in minutes. This Instant Pot recipe calls for simple ingredients you may already have at home and is easy to customize to your liking.

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course: Snacks, side dishes, appetizers

cooking: American

Preparation time: Five minutes

Cooking time: Ten minutes

total time: 15 minutes

Serving: Four

calorie: 65kcal

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instructions

  • Wash the kale, remove the stems and cut into 3-4 large chunks.

  • Put the Instant Pot in sauté mode and add the olive oil.

  • Add the chopped onion and garlic and fry for a few minutes.

  • Add the chopped kale to the bottom of the pan and stir.

  • Add broth and spices and stir again.

  • Set the Instant Pot to manual mode, close the Instant Pot lid, and pressure cook for 3-5 minutes.

  • Press cancel to quickly release remaining pressure with the quick release valve at the end of cooking time.

  • Remove the kale, drain and place in a bowl.

  • Add more spices if you like.

Note

This recipe serves 4 and contains 1 net carb per serving.

  • If you can’t find kale at your local grocery store or farmers market, you can also use spinach, collard greens, and swiss chard in this recipe.
  • Note that cooking times may need to be adjusted if different types of greens are used.
  • Add heavy cream or coconut milk at the end of a creamy dish.
  • This recipe can also be made in a slow cooker. Just put all the ingredients in the slow cooker and simmer over low heat for about 3 hours.

nutrition

calorie: 65kcal | | carbohydrate: Fiveg | | protein: 3g | | thick: Fiveg | | saturated fat: 1g | | Polyunsaturated fat: 1g | | Monounsaturated fat: 3g | | cholesterol: 1mg | | sodium: 154mg | | potassium: 311mg | | fiber: Fourg | | sugar: 1g | | Vitamin A: 8498IU | | Vitamin C: 80mg | | calcium: 221mg | | iron: 1mg

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