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Superfood: 10 Tasty Kale Recipes

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Proponents of raw food say that cooking breaks down a food’s vitamin and mineral content. Luckily, there are lots of tasty ways to get some raw kale into your diet!

6. Raw Tuscan kale salad – 101 Cookbooks has a delicious recipe for a raw kale salad. You can leave off the cheese to make this a vegan dish!

7. Raw kale avocado saladHappy Foody’s raw kale salad is filling enough to eat as a main dish, if you add some raw nuts to bulk it out.

8. Make a green smoothie – toss a handful of raw kale (ribs removed) into your next smoothie for a nutritional boost.

9. Raw sesame kaleThis recipe reminds me a little bit of oshitashi, that steamed Japanese spinach dish. Yum!

10. Raw kale and broccoli salad – Heather Nauta pairs up raw kale with another superfood – broccoli – for a tasty, nutritious dish.

photo by Becky Striepe

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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9:50AM PDT on Jun 25, 2015

I'm a huge admirer:) Thank you very much, Becky!!❤️🙏🏻

1:30PM PDT on Jun 24, 2015

Thank you Becky.

2:02AM PDT on Jun 22, 2015

I read your recipe for kale salad. It doesn't say anything about cooking the kale. Suddenly, it says, "cooking time 2 and a half hours". What gives? r

4:22PM PDT on Jun 18, 2014

Thank you :)

6:41PM PDT on Jun 15, 2014

Interesting recipes, and kale is really easy to grow. If you don't have any available, you can substitute collard greens and/or spinach and end up with pretty much the same thing -- at least if you don't over cook them.

11:24AM PDT on May 22, 2014

Love kale. Thanks for some new recipes to try!

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1:37PM PST on Nov 14, 2013

Love kale, thanks Becky.

2:44PM PST on Nov 11, 2013

Thank you for all of the recipes! We love kale.

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