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14 Unbeatable Kale Recipes

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14 Unbeatable Kale Recipes

Although kale has gotten downright trendy of late, I suspect many of you may experience a mild sense of dread upon spying yet another bunch of this gorgeous green (or purple) stuff in your CSA box at this point in the summer. And those of you who grow your own may feel just a tad overwhelmed by the sheer volume of this superfood your garden is churning out on a seemingly daily basis. I know I do…

In order to prevent a dreaded case of “too much of a good thing”, I find it helps TREMENDOUSLY to have a large pool of inspiring recipes to draw from. And the good news is that there is no shortage of delicious ways to prepare kale – this god-sent green that is so packed with good things and flavor.

Kale sign in the Edible Schoolyard by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog

Without further ado, here are 14 great ways to enjoy kale. The first five recipes are from this here blawg and big thanks for the rest of these drool-worthy recipes and photos goes to Bon Appetit, Susan at FoodBlogga, Elise at Simply Recipes, Vanessa at Just the Tip, and Deena at Mostly Food Stuffs (via Food 52.)

Brussels Sprouts & Kale Salad With Toasted Almonds & Parmesan
This is hands-down my favorite salad. A highly addictive mix of flavors that can be enjoyed all year long. I think this recipe is actually also from Bon Appetit but I learned about it from our friend, Polly.

Photo by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog

Wilted Russian Kale Salad With Balsamic Vinegar & Orange Zest
This is a delicious mix of mellow and sweet flavors – caramelized onions and garlic, balsamic vinegar and orange zest. Mighty purty, too.

Wilted kale salad with balsamic vinegar, caramelized onions and orange zest
Photo by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog

Dinosaur (Lacinato) Kale With Cherry Tomatoes & Garlic
I love the simplicity and the savory and sweet mix of this recipe – it’s best made with really sweet cherry tomatoes. Very Christmasy-looking!

Dinosaur kale with cherry tomatoes and garlic
Photo by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog
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Eve Fox

Eve is the creator of The Garden of Eating, a blog about food--cooking it, eating it, and growing it. She has a legendary love of aprons and can often be found salivating over the fruits and veggies at one of the many farmersí markets near her home in Woodstock, NY. Want even more recipes, photos, giveaways, and food-related inspiration? "Like" the Garden of Eating on Facebook, or follow Eve on Twitter or Pinterest.


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8:39PM PST on Mar 7, 2014

Quite a variety of flavourful and delicious recipes in this article.

9:27AM PDT on Sep 6, 2013

They all sound delicious. Can't wait to try them. Thanks.

4:22AM PDT on Jul 17, 2013

For refreshment

6:18AM PDT on Oct 13, 2012

Thanks for the great recipes and comments...

11:56AM PDT on Oct 11, 2012

I LOVE kale!

12:06PM PDT on Oct 7, 2012

I needed some new inspiration beside just garlic- thanks! :-)

2:58PM PDT on Sep 17, 2012

Thanks for the ideas- but I did not see any recipes just recommendations on what to do with Kale. It is a great green & I have even put small amounts in my vegan protein smoothies to get the extra protein & also other benefits. Love it raw too.

4:28PM PDT on Sep 11, 2012


11:17PM PDT on Sep 8, 2012


5:30AM PDT on Sep 7, 2012

thank you. all hail kale! (sorry)

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