Couve is a healthy side dish that goes well with most meals. The kale, onions, and garlic are all rich in vitamins and nutrients. In addition, couve is easy and economical to prepare. Try couve with picanha, ropas vieja, or carnitas.
1 pound of kale or collard greens
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, diced
4 tbsp olive oil
- Rinse the kale in water. Then remove the stems. Roll the leaves tightly together and cut into strips. Set strips aside for later.
- In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
- Add the onions and garlic. Cook until onions become clear and translucent in color.
- Add the kale to the skillet. Toss the kale to coat the leaves. Cook the kale until it is tender but not overcooked (about 4 to 5 minutes).