Do you love it or hate it? I feel like people have extreme feelings about this vegetable. Adam jokes that he shares Jim Gaffigan's views on kale, but the truth is he really does like it. I think loving kale is all about proper preparation. Let's be honest, most people who took a big bite out of a raw kale leaf would probably gag a little. But I would probably have the same reaction to a bite of raw brussel sprout, but I love brussel spouts!
Here are my tips for learning to love kale:
1. Chop it up into really small pieces. (this helps with the texture thing!)
2. Massage it with olive oil to soften and reduce bitterness
3. Serve it (finely chopped) in salads with a flavorful dressing and crunchy, sweet, and savory elements.
4. Combine it with other starchy foods like pasta, rice or potatoes.
5. Add it to soups. It holds its shape much better than spinach!
Today I'm sharing all the kale recipes from the blog, and at the bottom you'll find a long list of my favorite kale recipes from other bloggers.
Go forth and eat kale!
Kale and Potato Soup with Spicy Turkey Meatballs
Kale Quinoa Apple Salad with Maple Almond Vinaigrette
Whipped Goat Cheese Crostini with Pancetta & Kale
Pasta e Fagioli with Kale
Lazy Girl's Spinach & Kale Strata
More Kale Recipes from My Favorite Bloggers:
Soups:Italian Sausage Tortellini & Kale Soup
Homemade Vegetable Broth with Soba Noodles, Chili-Roasted Tofu & Kale
Salads:Kale and Quinoa Salad with Ricotta
Kale Salad with Peaches, Corn & Honey Basic Vinaigrette
Kale Cesar Salad
12 Favorite Kale Salads & Tips
Breakfast:Breakfast Tacos with Kale-Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce
Scrambled Eggs with Kale & Mozzarella
Kale & Potato Breakfast Hash
Lunch/Dinner:Kale Fried Rice
Bacon and Butternut Pasta with Caramelized Onions & Kale
Crispy Kale Grilled Cheese with Fried Eggs
Sweet Potato and Kale Tortilla Soup
Caramelized Butternut, Crispy Kale & Fontina Pizza
Cheesy Bacon & Kale Potato Skins
Kale, Apple, Ancho Chili Tamales
Fiesta Kale Slaw Wraps
Cauliflower, Kale & Chickpea Curry Pot
Zucchini & Kale Lasagna
Butternut Squash & Kale Quesadillas