Stir-Fried Kale with Tomatoes

Perfect as a vegetarian side dish, this easy-to-make stir-fry is ready in under 20 minutes. Slideshow:  More Vegetarian Recipes 

Stir-Fried Kale with Tomatoes
Photo: © Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed

  • 1 bunch kale, destemmed and chopped

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seed oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

  • Kosher or sea salt, to taste

  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and then stir in the onions. Cook for about 2 minutes or until the onions are soft.

  2. Add the garlic and kale and stir occasionally cook until the kale is softened, 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Stir in the tomatoes, soy sauce, sesame seed oil and thyme. Cook until heated through.

  4. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot.

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