Kale is a popular leafy green because it works so well in the kitchen in so many ways.
From steamed with a variety of stock and spices to crisped, crunchy, and ready to devour, kale is an incredible vegetable. If you simply want to sample some kale as a starter, try a little Warm Kale-and-Asiago Dip. For a great starter, consider a bowl of Chopped Kale and Bacon Salad. If you’d prefer something that mixes creamy flavors and tart tastes, try some Kale Salad with Buttermilk Dressing and Pickled Onions.
This wonder-green also works its flavor magic in Blueberry-and-Kale Grain Salad, as well as in Citrus-Kale Salad. For something more substantial, or for a main course, include kale on your plate in Pasta with Sausage and Kale, or Sweet-and-Tangy Braised Kale with Smoked Turkey. Or, make a plate of Skillet Steak with Wilted Kale. Whether you love this green for its distinctive flavor, or want to try some new vegetables on the plate, kale works wonders in all types of recipes: crisp, creamy, cold, or hot. Enjoy kale however you can.