Kale is packed with vitamin K, high in vitamins A and C, and rich in fiber, too. So whether you enjoy this leafy green in a kale salad, a kale smoothie, kale soup, or one of our many other kale recipes, you'll score great taste and a windfall of nutrients in one fabulous dish.
All kinds of colorful ingredients, including roasted squash, green beans, chicken, and crunchy chickpeas, morph this kale salad into an immensely satisfying meal in a bowl.
This kale salad takes its flavor cues from the ever-popular Caesar salad. Instead of romaine, it uses Tuscan kale, which is also known as dinosaur, black, or lacinato kale. This variety has dark bluish-green leaves and a slightly sweeter taste than curly kale.
You'll love what a little fruit adds to this lean and luscious kale smoothie. Green apples and grapes really make the color pop, while pineapple adds hints of tropical sweetness.
Watch as we show you the simple steps to make crispy kale chips, as well as an easy way to turn kale into a side dish.
If you're looking for an easy kale recipe, your best bets are kale salad recipes in which the kale doesn't need to be cooked. Here's a case in point: Simply tossing the kale in our lemon-and-garlic dressing infuses it with flavor while softening its crunchy texture.
From breakfast and brunch to lunch and dinner, we enjoy kale recipes all day! Here, sun-dried tomatoes and spicy chorizo give the bread-based morning bake a burst of flavor, while kale and red beans add great nutrition.
Serve your favorite nutrient-rich green in this main-dish kale salad recipe. Not only does it boast a smorgasbord of delicious ingredients (kale, chicken, citrus, and pear) but it also has a whopping 35 grams of protein per serving.
Sauteed kale is even better when a little bacon gets in on the action! Add some barley, and you've got a wholesome (and wholly delicious) side dish to a spice-rub roasted pork tenderloin.
Roasted garlic, buttermilk, and sun-dried tomatoes are the secrets to the fabulous salad dressing in this colorful kale recipe.
Sure, sauteed kale is great, but try roasted kale, too! It makes a deeply flavored, beautifully colored side dish, especially when studded with balsamic-glazed onions.
Sweet potatoes get fresh flavor with the help of sauteed kale and shallots. Add a little prosciutto and a drizzle of honey, and you've got yourself one sweet-and-savory side dish.
How about adding some kale recipes to your breakfast lineup? In this easy a.m. dish, sauteed kale gets rave reviews when teamed with flavorful goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes.
Spaetzle is a kind of dumpling popular in Germany and France. Paired with chicken, it turns this kale soup recipe into a satisfying one-dish meal.
In your search for healthful kale recipes that can be made in your slow cooker, stop right here! In this meatless main dish, kale teams up with other vegetables, plus brown rice, feta, walnuts, and fresh-focused flavors you'll love.
Many salad recipes with kale call for rubbing the leafy green with your hands. This helps soften the kale leaves while brightening their color. That's the case in this trendy (and tasty) coleslaw update.
A kale salad from your slow cooker? You bet! Both kale and eggplant benefit from the hassle-free heat. After simmering with tomatoes, sweet peppers, and onion, the vegetables are tossed with bread cubes and shredded Parmesan for a new twist on classic panzanella.
On a budget? These fabulous and filling breakfast wraps ring up at just $1.86 per serving. Stuffed with crumbled bacon, sauteed kale, and cheesy scrambled eggs, the satisfying sandwiches take mere minutes to prepare.
Watch as chef Scott Peacock shows you how to prepare a kale and white bean soup with sausage. It's one of the most sought-after kale recipes ever.
Baby kale is harvested early, so it maintains a tender texture and a sweet flavor with less bite than regular kale. Here, you briefly cook the green in garlic oil with paprika, vinegar, and brown sugar. Then you top the sauteed kale with hard-cooked eggs and shredded Parmesan cheese.
Brighten your table for the holidays (or any day) with a crisp and colorful kale salad. Fennel, walnuts, cranberries, and wild rice make great go-alongs, and a lemon-Dijon dressing adds spark.
How about a kale smoothie in an unexpected color? Lush berries, beets, and pomegranate juice add all-natural sweetness and a deep purple hue to this vitamin A- and C-packed recipe.
What's so great about kale? One of our food editors shares her insights.
The simplest way to prepare kale leaves is to massage lemon juice, olive oil, and a little salt into the tasty green. Massaging the leaves makes the kale silky smooth without any cooking.
Head to your local grocery store produce section for the fresh market vegetables in this pasta salad. Baby kale, tomatoes, and noodles accompany your veggie finds in our easy kale recipe.
How do you make a kale soup even healthier? Add four types of beans to the mix for extra fiber! Pumpkin, tomatoes, and chili-inspired spices add loads of extra flavor, without loads of extra fat.
Baked kale chips are a savory and satisfying healthful snack you can feel good about eating. In this kale chips recipe, a touch of chili powder and ground cumin give the crisp kale chips extra zip.
Looking for kale recipes that are fast and healthful, too? This one's got you covered! It starts with refrigerated wild-mushroom ravioli to keep it quick and calls on low-fat cheese to keep it on the light side.
Indulge your macaroni and cheese craving and skip the calorie overload with our quick pumpkin-and-kale pasta pleaser. This rich, creamy, and easy kale recipe results in a can't-miss comfort food.
Here's another entry for your list of great soup recipes with kale! Easy, healthy, and layered with irresistible ingredients, the veggie-packed dish is perfect for pairing with a thick slice of crusty bread.
Sauteed kale stars alongside cauliflower, carrots, and corn in our top-rated vegetarian casserole. It's a crowd-pleaser that works for meatless Monday or any other day of the week.
Lemon juice is no stranger to kale salad. Its bright spark contrasts well with the deep leafy green. PS: The dinosaur kale called for here is also known as lacinato kale. Find it at well-stocked supermarkets, farmers markets, and natural foods grocers.
Once you taste this extraordinary kale pesto, you'll think of all kinds of ways to use it—from stirring it into hot pasta to using it to top grilled meats, chicken, or fish. Note that the kale pesto can be frozen for up to 1 month. See the recipe for details.
The Tuscan kale called for here goes by other names, including lacinato kale and dinosaur kale. Whatever you call it, the sauteed kale adds fabulous color and flavor to this skinny one-pan recipe.
Quinoa and tempeh add heartiness to this vegetarian kale soup recipe, while basil and curry powder pack in the flavor.
Incorporate kale into your weekly routine by slow-cooking it with whole grains such as farro, barley, and more. Supplemented with sweet potatoes and pinto beans, this recipe makes a low-calorie side dish or simple-yet-filling main.