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27 Delicious Kale Recipes to Fall in Love With

Out of all of nature’s superfoods, kale is definitely one of my favorites. The leafy green plant is full of fiber, antioxidants, calcium, and vitamin K. It’s also a great source of cold-combating vitamin C and iron. Even if you aren’t yet a big fan of kale, I hope these 27 delicious kale recipes will open up your eyes to the possibilities of this amazing superfood!

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1. Sesame Kale

Sesame Kale is a quick and easy side dish that pairs perfectly with any Asian inspired meal.

via BudgetBytes

2. Sea Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

Seriously. If you dig sea salt and vinegar chips as much as I do, you must (must!) give these guys a try. I make kale chips pretty routinely in my kitchen, and usually tend to douse them in all sorts of seasonings.  But the recipe for these couldn’t be easier. All you need is some fresh kale, olive oil, and (yes) sea salt and vinegar.

via GimmeSomeOven

3. Cannellini Bean, Carrot, and Kale Soup

This Cannellini Bean, Carrot, and Kale Soup recipe is hearty and healthy! It’s rustic comfort food full of flavorful veggies. Perfect with crusty bread!

via TheRusticFoodie

4. Homemade Kale Crackers

These homemade kale crackers are made by combining kale and flour.   They are sprinkled with salt to make a delicious snack or appetizer.  You’re going to love these healthy crackers!

via BrooklynFarmGirl

5. Kale and Chickpea Stew

This chickpea stew is the hearty type of meal best served when the temperatures are low and you have a crusty loaf of bread on hand. Best of all, this chickpea stew is the type of meal where I always have everything on hand so it comes together quickly and easily!

via Naturalyella

6. The Best Kale Chips

KALE CHIPS. Get excited. These ones are seriously the best! So flavorful and crispy. Vegan, Paleo and Whole30 compliant.

via FitMittenKitchen

7. Kale Detox Salad with Pesto

This kale detox salad is the perfect meal for a cleanse, made with whole, real ingredients. Made with a mouthwatering carrot top pesto and roasted vegetables.

via WellAndFull

8. Kale and Cauliflower Soup

Dark, leafy greens are all nutritional champs but kale might be the leanest and meanest of them all. This flavorful, healthy kale and cauliflower soup is a delicious, nutritious and easy way to eat more kale. It’s easy to make with just a few simple, budget-friendly ingredients and comes together in about 20 minutes. This soup is low calorie, vegan, gluten-free and fat-free.

via RunningOnRealFood

9. Garlicky Kale & Mushroom Pasta

Garlicky Kale & Mushroom Spaghetti; pasta nights are always so tasty, even more so when added to your favorite greens and tossed in a flavorful garlicky sauce.

via GardenInTheKitchen

10. Garlic Butter Rice with Kale

Say hello to your new favorite kale recipe – it’s time to think beyond a salad!! There’s an enormous amount of kale hidden in amongst all that buttery, garlicky rice….  This is a terrific two-in-one side dish that will pair with almost anything and keeps for days!

via RecipeTinEats

11. Kale Brownies

These brownies have enough butter, sugar, and chocolate in them that they don’t really taste like kale. But they are dense, fudgy, and super-moist, which is probably due at least in part to the kale that’s in there. Bonus: There are no green pieces to scare off small children.

via JollyTomato

12. Spicy Simmered Eggs with Kale

This simple, rustic dish is both healthy and hearty. Winter kale is first braised with fragrant garlic, green onions and lemon juice. Protein-rich eggs are then nestled into the bed of kale, where they gently simmer to perfection. A finishing garnish of red pepper flakes adds the perfect amount of contrasting heat.

via Williams-Sonoma

13. Kale Salad with Warm Cranberry Almond Vinaigrette

This healthy kale salad is topped with a warm cranberry almond vinaigrette.

via GimmeSomeOven

14. Kale & Salmon Caesar Salad

Kale & Salmon Caesar Salad is a fast, filling, and delicious way to use budget friendly canned salmon.

via BudgetBytes

15. Asian Kale Saw with Ginger Peanut Dressing

Believe or not, this salad will have you eating your vegetables (and, most surprisingly, your kale) with pleasure and abandon. Bright, bold flavors and textures abound: earthy kale, cool and crunchy veggies, toasted almonds, and a creamy peanut dressing laced with ginger, honey, spicy sriracha and fresh lime. It’s meant to be a side dish, but if you’re anything like me, you’ll probably find yourself eating the whole lot of it for dinner.

via OnceUponAChef

16. Braised Kale with Apple Cider Vinegar

This Braised Kale with Apple Cider Vinegar is a quick and EASY vegan side dish that’s ready in about 10 minutes!

via Champagne-Tastes

17. Easy Kale Potato and Sausage Soup

Easy Kale Potato And Sausage Soup Recipe (aka Zuppa Toscana) – hearty soup, packed with sausage, potatoes and kale, perfect for a cold winter day. Very quick and easy to make. Low- carb and crockpot versions included.

via CookingLSL

18. Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes with Kale and Herbs

An almond milk twist on a comfort food classic side dish!

via SimplyStacie

19. Creamy Potato Kale Soup

This Creamy Potato Kale Soup is beyond velvety! It’s our new favorite soup to pair with paninis, bread, and grilled cheese.

via PinchofYum

20. Chicken, Kale and Sweet Potato Skillet

A one-skillet wonder, this cheesy chicken, kale and sweet potato skillet meal is nutritious and delicious, just the way a weeknight meal should be!

via MelsKitchenCafe

21. Roasted Sweet Potato & Kale Salad

Topped with an easy homemade honey lemon vinaigrette, this Roasted Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Candied Pecans and Cranberries is perfect for the holiday season.

via IsabelEats

22. Strawberry and Avocado Kale Salad

This strawberry kale salad is fresh and delicious and made with a simple white balsamic vinaigrette.

via GimmeSomeOven

23. Lemony Kale and White Bean Soup

The base of this white bean soup starts with quick caramelized onions, which are layered upon with garlic, lemon and dried herbs – rosemary, thyme and Greek oregano – before simmering away in a rich chicken stock. You’ll want to use the most flavorful stock you can find – or better yet make your own – as it forms a bulk of the soup’s flavor.

via ForkKnifeSwoon

24. Kale and Wild Rice Casserole

Full of wild rice, kale, caramelized mushrooms and Gruyère it is the perfect side dish and fairly easy too.

via HalfBakedHarvest

25. Garlicky Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

SUPER flavorful, 30-minute Kale Salad with a creamy roasted garlic tahini dressing and crispy tandoori roasted chickpeas!

via MinimalistBaker

26. Lemon Kale Caesar Salad

This Lemon Kale Caesar Salad is has a creamy, lemony Parmesan dressing coating crunchy Romaine and everyone’s favorite superfood, kale! Top with some grilled chicken and you’ve got a light and fresh good-for-you summer meal.

via YellowBlissRoad

27. Spicy Sweet Potato and Kale Salad

Spicy Roasted Sweet Potato and Kale salad with a maple tahini dressing topped with pecans and dried cranberries.

via ASaucyKitchen

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