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!
1. Sesame Kale
Sesame Kale is a quick and easy side dish that pairs perfectly with any Asian inspired meal.
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.
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!
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!
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!
6. The Best Kale Chips
KALE CHIPS. Get excited. These ones are seriously the best! So flavorful and crispy. Vegan, Paleo and Whole30 compliant.
7. Kale Detox Salad with Pesto
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
13. Kale Salad with Warm Cranberry Almond Vinaigrette
This healthy kale salad is topped with a warm cranberry almond vinaigrette.
14. Kale & Salmon Caesar Salad
Kale & Salmon Caesar Salad is a fast, filling, and delicious way to use budget friendly canned salmon.
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.
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!
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.
18. Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes with Kale and Herbs
An almond milk twist on a comfort food classic side dish!
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.
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!
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.
22. Strawberry and Avocado Kale Salad
This strawberry kale salad is fresh and delicious and made with a simple white balsamic vinaigrette.
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.
24. Kale and Wild Rice Casserole
25. Garlicky Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas
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.
27. Spicy Sweet Potato and Kale Salad