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Weight Watchers Lemon Garlic Kale

Weight Watchers Lemon Garlic Kale Recipe

Weight Watchers Lemon Garlic Kale Recipe. Kale is a popular vegetable that is often used in salads, but it can also be cooked.

This recipe for lemon garlic kale features a delicious and healthy combination of flavors. The lemons add a touch of tartness while the garlic provides a slight zing.

This healthy side dish is super quick and easy, and ready in just 16 minutes.

You will make it using kale, olive oil, pine nuts, garlic, red bell pepper, red onion, oregano, water, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

This one skillet dish, is low calorie, low carb, vegetarian, gluten free and low sodium.

Weight Watchers Points

MyWW Points: 5 Green Plan
5 WW Smart Points
Personal Points will vary based on your individual plan.

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Featured Ingredients


Kale is a dark, leafy green that is related to cabbage. It has become popular in recent years as a superfood because it is high in nutrients, including vitamins A, C and K, and minerals like potassium.

Kale can be eaten raw or cooked, and is versatile enough to be added to salads, soups, stir-frys or smoothies. Despite its nutritional benefits, kale does have one downside: it can be quite bitter. However, with a little preparation you can enjoy the many benefits of this nutrient-rich vegetable.

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Lemon Juice

A half lemon next to a clear glass with lemon juice in it.
Lemon Juice

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Weight Watchers Lemon Garlic Kale

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This healthy side dish is super quick and easy, and ready in just 16 minutes. This one skillet dish, is low calorie, low carb, vegetarian, gluten free and low sodium.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 head standard or Italian Toscano kale rinsed well and ribs removed
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ cup red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • ½ cup red onion sliced
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • fresh lemon juice to taste
  • salt to taste
  • fresh ground pepper to taste


  • Rinse kale very thoroughly to remove grit.
  • On a cutting board, cut out the kale ribs (the hard center line). Discard the ribs.
  • Chop the kale coarsely, then set aside for later.
  • Place a skillet over medium heat.
  • In the skillet, add 1 teaspoon olive oil.
  • Add pine nuts and brown for approximately 90 seconds, or until slightly golden.
  • Carefully take out approximately ½ tablespoon of the pine nuts, and place on paper towels to drain off grease. Set aside for later.
  • In the skillet with the pine nuts, add garlic, and saute for approximately 60 seconds.
  • In the skillet, add bell pepper (if using) and saute for 60 seconds.
  • Add in the red onion, and the oregano. Toss to coat the onions for 60 seconds.
  • Add in kale and 1 tablespoon water.
  • Saute approximately 2 to 3 minutes, or until the kale has just wilted and the water has evaporated.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle with a small amount of lemon juice.
  • To serve, garnish with reserved pine nuts.


MyWW Points: 5 Green Plan
5 WW Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.


Serving: 83gCalories: 121.7kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2.1gFat: 11.1gSaturated Fat: 1.3gSodium: 3.1mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 1.3g
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