Eat your greens, and love every bite. From appetizers to salads here are 14 of our favorite kale recipes.
Eating seasonally not only saves money, but fruits and veggies always taste better when they’re in season. That’s why we’re celebrating kale this month. Kale plants can stand up to winter's cold temperatures, so many growers leave them in the ground after the first freeze; in fact, the leaves become sweeter after one or two frosts. Here we share 14 inspiring ways to cook with this winter green.
1. Herbed Turkey Scallopine with Lemon Dijon Kale
Fresh dill and Dijon pack this turkey scallopine with mouthwatering flavor, while kale provides both a fiber and antioxidant boost. It's a balanced meal with less than 200 calories per serving!
"This particular recipe is a favorite of mine to make for my daughter when I want to do something decadent but also nutritious for her. It's so delicious that it makes her unafraid of vegetables." – Erin McKenna
This lighter take on chili is made without tomatoes, leaving room for fiber-rich greens. We’ve kept the spices mild to please many palates, but you can easily add more chile powder if you prefer a spicier dish – here at the CE office, we love this meal smothered in hot sauce!
7. Roasted Grape and Salmon Kale Salad with Cider Maple Vinaigrette & Gorgonzola
To keep your prep quick, here we roast the salmon at the same time as red grapes - and we do it all on one baking sheet for quick cleanup. The cooked fruit gives the salad a sweet-tart tang that balances the richness of the cheese and fish. Sprouts or microgreens make a nice garnish on this dish.
13. Broccoli, Kale & Cheddar Quiche with Savory Quinoa Crust
A cheesy quinoa crust makes a delicious, higher-protein swap for the traditional flour and butter quiche crust. Swap out the Tuscan kale in the filling for baby kale or spinach if you prefer a milder flavor.
We’re always on the lookout for fresh new ways to enjoy kale, and this twist on pesto might just be our favorite yet! Here, we’ve layered it into a veggie-packed lasagna as a fun, nutrient-rich alternative to tomato sauce.