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14 Unbeatable Kale Recipes

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Sweet Potatoes With Kale (or other Winter Greens)
Inspired by a recipe from the Obama’s White House chef, kale (or any other winter green) is a great pairing for sweet potatoes and a mix of garlic, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, cinnamon and maple syrup to turn it into a true treat.

Photo by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog

Stir-Fried Winter Greens With Garlic Shrimp & Rice
Another dish that can be enjoyed all year long. You certainly don’t need to use shrimp if you’d prefer just the veggie part of this yummy stir-fry or you could substitute tofu, too.

Photo by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog

Wheat Berries with Charred Onions & Kale
Wheat berries have a nice nutty flavor and chewy texture that goes very nicely with the kale and the sweetness of the onions. But you could also sub in another whole grain like farro, barley or brown rice and I’m sure it’d be equally tasty.

Photo by Randy Harris, courtesy of Bon Appetit

Sautéed Kale with Toasted Pine Nuts & Raisins
I love making spinach this way and kale is just as tasty. A great mix of savory (garlic, red pepper flakes, lemon) and sweet (raisins) that is downright addictive. Don’t skimp on the pine nuts.

Photo by Elise Bauer, courtesy of Simply Recipes
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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 farmers’ 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

thanks

11:17PM PDT on Sep 8, 2012

thanks!!

5:30AM PDT on Sep 7, 2012

thank you. all hail kale! (sorry)

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