Linda’s Greens

Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 7-8 minutes


By Linda Vallin
Linda has been trying new recipes and sending me the best ones for years, so when I saw this one I had to try it. I love kale, especially lacinato kale, and I have a garden full of it, so this seemed perfect to me.


  • 1 bunch lacinato kale
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • sea salt (optional)


Wash the kale and tear into bite-sized pieces. Place a large non-stick saute pan on the stove and fill it with just enough water to cover the bottom. Stir in the maple syrup. Heat over medium-high heat until liquid bubbles. Add the kale and stir to coat with the liquid. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove cover and continue to cook until the remainder of the liquid evaporates. Serve at once, letting each person add salt to taste at the table, if necessary.

Hints: Try this with other greens, such as collards or Swiss chard. Add some shredded carrots to the greens as they are cooking for color and taste.