Makes 4 servings

Looking for a new take on sautéed greens? Tea to the rescue! Genmaicha tea is a nutty-tasting mixture of green tea and puffed rice, and it’s great as a seasoning. Here’s a nice recipe to help you keep that New Year’s resolution to eat more greens!



  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 minced shallot
  • 1 minced clove garlic
  • 1 bunch kale, de-stemmed and chopped
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp Genmaicha tea
  • Pinches of salt
  • Pinches of smoked paprika


  1. Warm oil in pan on medium heat. Add minced shallot and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add  kale and stir-fry for a couple of minutes.
  3. Squeeze on some lemon juice and add a splash of water, and cover and steam for about 4 minutes.
  4. In a separate pan, toast Genmaicha tea.
  5. When kale is tender to your liking, add salt and serve topped with toasted Genmaicha tea and smoked paprika to taste.
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