Lit Flavors: Delicious Vegan Kale "Greens" Recipe

With the holiday's approaching, we are hooking you up with a delicious Kale recipe that is going to impress your fam! This Kale Greens dish is a healthy meat free alternative to southern style soul food greens for the holidays.

Let's get started! 


16 oz bag of Chopped Kale
4 tablespoons grape-seed oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic (or 3-4 fresh garlic cloves)
1 cup chopped yellow onion
2 cups vegetable stock
1 tablespoon Lawry's seasoning salt
½ tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon white pepper
½ teaspoon rosemary

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins


  • Wash your hands for 20-seconds with an anti-bacterial soap.
  • Rinse Kale under cold water. Then let it sit to drain water off. If there’s still a bit of water left on the kale no worries it does not have to be completely dry.
  • Chop your yellow onion enough to get 1 cup. If you have a big yellow onion you’ll likely use ¼ to get a full cup. With a medium sized onion you may just need half the onion.
  • Mince 3 to 4 fresh garlic cloves to get 1 tablespoon. Also, if you have garlic that is already minced in a jar that’s great, just measure 1 tablespoon.
Image of a hand picking up kale squeezing it and releasing it, repeatedly.

Lit Pro Tip! To make your kale more tender, squeeze and release the kale firmly massaging it.


  • Put pot on medium-high heat. Add 4 tablespoons of grape-seed oil to coat the bottom of the pot.
  • Leave oil until heated, then add 1 cup chopped onions and 1 tablespoon minced garlic. Allow the onions and garlic to sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the seasonings (seasoning salt, paprika, white pepper, rosemary) to the sautéing onions and garlic. These are just a guide please be sure to season to taste! Feel free to use less or more of our suggestions.
  • Add all of the kale to the pot and 2 cups of vegetable stock. Mix contents of pot, then place the lid on the pot.
  • After 5 minutes, turn the stove to low-heat. Let the kale slow cook for 10 minutes. The kale will eventually cook down and shrink in volume.
  • At the 10 minute mark, stir the kale. This is also a time to taste if the seasoning is okay. If it’s too seasoned consider adding water to dilute the flavor. If you need a bit more flavor add in more seasonings.
  • Add the top back and let cook 10 more minutes. When that’s done, check the flavor and tenderness of the kale. If it’s too tough, continue to let it cook and keep checking back until it’s to your preferred texture. If it’s perfect, you’re done! 
Image of cooked vegan kale greens in white bowl.

Pair your Kale with your favorite dishes or eat it as a solo meal and enjoy!

If you try this recipe, we want to hear about it! Comment below or tag us on social media @fivesevenlit using #FiveSevenLitFlavors! 

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