Listen up, folks! Kale isn’t just a superfood, it’s a superhero food! Packed with more nutrients than you can shake a stick at, this leafy green is an absolute powerhouse. And don’t worry if you think you don’t like kale – our recipes will knock your socks off!
From smoothies that will have you feeling like a million bucks to soups that will warm your soul, salads that will tantalize your taste buds, and main dishes that will have you coming back for seconds, we’ve got it all. And the best part? You’ll be getting a whole host of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, all while keeping the calorie count low. So what are you waiting for? Get ready to fuel up with the mighty kale!
We grew several kinds of kale this past summer in our garden, and you might identify kale salads with warmer months as well, but we love kale so much we wanted to create one hearty enough for the cooler months – this Kale Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash and Pomegranate is downright perfect. Get the Kale Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash recipe here.
Our Kale Pesto happens to be vegan – taking advantage of “cheesy” nutritional yeast. The body of the pesto if made up of the expected basil but with hearty kale and flat-leaf parsley as well, which lends balance to the other two bold greens. We do like pesto with pine nuts, which this uses, but we provide options for other nuts and seeds. Get the recipe for Vegan Kale Pesto.
Kale chips are a great snack but can be quite pricey at the store. We show you how to make them at home – and this version is loaded with flavor. Get the recipe for Loaded Kale Chips.
This skillet cornbread, featuring mushrooms and kale, is fantastic cut into a wedge and served alongside your meal, but we also love it crumbled as a basis for a holiday stuffing. Get the recipe for Skillet Mushroom Kale Cornbread.
Colcannon is a classic Irish mashed potato dish that is enriched with greens, in this case, kale. Use rich Irish butter for a particularly delectable result. Get the recipe for Colcannon
This salad has it all going for it. The title says it all: Kale Quinoa Salad with juicy blueberries, tangy feta and toasted pecans. Hearty enough for a main-dish lunch. Get the recipe for Kale Quinoa Salad With Blueberries & Feta.
Looking for a vegan fall and winter main dish? This recipe for Polenta with Sautéed Mushrooms & Kale will please vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters alike. The polenta is purchased in logs and ready to go, which means that this elegant dish can be whipped up on a weeknight. The mushrooms are simply sautéed in a skillet with garlicky oil and seasoning and ladled over the crisp polenta rounds. Get the recipe for Polenta with Mushrooms & Kale.
Have you heard that you have to “massage” your kale to make a good kale salad? We have nothing against a hands-on approach, but this recipe offers you an alternative technique that makes prep easier. The slightly bitter kale is balanced by the earthy carrots and sweet apple, dressed with a simple olive oil vinaigrette with a touch of Dijon mustard and maple syrup. This is an economical, simple salad. Get the recipe for Kale, Carrot & Apple Salad.
This stuffed and ruled turkey breast is fancy enough for guests, and looks beautiful on the dinner plate with the brilliant orange winter squash, and rich green kale stuffing. Get the recipe for Kale & Butternut Squash Turkey Breast.
Butternut squash roasted with garlic-infused oil and kale help create a bold salad, hearty enough for a main dish. Pomegranate seeds add color, juiciness, and crunch. The mustardy vinaigrette brings it all together. Get the recipe for Kale Salad With Roasted Squash & Pomegranate.
There are many recipes for green smoothies, but we think ours is the best! The combination of kale and cucumber, kiwi and green grapes balances sweet and tarte perfectly. Get the recipe for Everyday Green Smoothie.
Just when you think you’re bored with the idea of leafy green salads, along comes a recipe such as this, which will make you think about salads in a whole new light. Thinly sliced fresh fennel, along with kale and parsley, and the addition of sweet juicy clementines, make this a salad to remember. It appears quite fancy, but it is very easy to put together. Try this alongside a holiday main dish. Get the recipe for Fennel Kale & Parsley Salad With Clementines.
We often make a double batch and freeze half. This soup is so versatile. You can season simply with salt and pepper, or add miso, soy sauce or even stir in some pesto upon serving. With bread alongside, you have a fantastic homestyle meal. Get the recipe for Summer Garden Vegetable Soup.
Gluten-free manicotti shells stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan and chopped baby kale for added color and nutrition. You might have to order the rice-based manicotti shells, so plan ahead. Get the recipe for Manicotti With Kale.
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