Remember when kale was the biggest things since baby spinach? In 2013 Kale became so popular a survey of restaurant menus showed a 47% increase! That’s huge for a bitter, leafy green!
Kale may have taken its time achieving culinary greatness but since then this superfood has shown no sign of slowing down. Even the iconic Caesar Salad, typically made with Romain Lettuce, has gotten the kale makeover.
That’s why kale is our choice for the sustainable produce of the month. June is prime season for Kale, and we’ve picked our top 4 kale-forward recipes.
Kale Nutritional Facts
Raw kale is made up of 84% water and 4% protein. It’s also bursting with vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, iron and calcium – just to name a few. Check out the nutritional image for more details.
We couldn’t tease you with a Kale Caesar Salad without a recipe. This salad from Crowded Kitchen has all the rich and creamy flavor of a typical Caesar Salad, but kale is the star in this recipe and tahini dressing is a fantastic vegan alternative to Caesar dressing (made with anchovies).
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There is something so delicious about combining the sharp and bitter taste of kale with the sweetness of roasted butternut squash and dried cranberries. The protein from the chickpeas makes this a perfect dinner salad.
They say you can’t just eat one potato chip, and the same goes for these crispy, “cheesy”, kale chips, but why would you want to only eat just one! Kale chips give you all the crunchy and salty satisfaction, but with all the nutritional benefits of Kale! We dare you not to eat the whole bowl!
What better way to put a healthy spin on boring old rice than to add butter and kale? This dish from Recipe Tin Eats combines two sides in one, and can act as a complex side or standalone dish.
Share your favorite kale recipes, or any of these, with us by tagging your kale creations on Instagram with #amarerecipes.