Slideshow: 46 Kale Recipes We Love

Bitter Greens Salad With Sesame Dressing
Bitter Greens Salad With Sesame Dressing

Brighten your kale salad with a tahini and soy dressing.

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[Photograph: Shao Z]

Kale and Cabbage Gratin
Kale and Cabbage Gratin

Rich in cheese and butter, this gratin will comfort anyone—even the omnivores.

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[Photograph: Lauren Rothman]

Make-Ahead Salami Sub with White Bean Spread and Kale-Slaw
Make-Ahead Salami Sub with White Bean Spread and Kale-Slaw

Topped with a simply dressed hearty green like kale, this sub has freshness and crunch, but no watery wilting lettuce. Fatty salami rounds out the bitter and sweet flavors without the threat of drying out over time.

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[Photograph: Suzanne Lehrer]

Roasted Chickpea and Kale Salad With Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette
Roasted Chickpea and Kale Salad With Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

This salad is packed with slightly crisp chickpeas, paired with crunchy kale and herbs.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Skillet Kale and Pumpkin Pasta
Skillet Kale and Pumpkin Pasta

This is a light and super easy dish to put together. In one bowl, you'll get a hearty serving of kale and pumpkin, tied together with a generous topping of nutty Parmesan. You can buy pre-cut pumpkin to cut down on time.

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[Photograph: Yasmin Fahr]

Kale Pineapple Basil Smash
Kale Pineapple Basil Smash

Muddled fresh basil, fresh pineapple juice, kale juice, and rye whiskey come together in this delicious sweet-tart, herbaceous green smash.

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[Photograph: Autumn Giles]

Kale Collins
Kale Collins

This cocktail's a fresh green take on a traditional gin collins, made with muddled lovage, cucumber slices, and lemon juice.

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[Photograph: Autumn Giles]

Marinated Kale and Chickpea Salad With Sumac Onions
Marinated Kale and Chickpea Salad With Sumac Onions

Unlike most salads, this one keeps very well in the fridge, retaining its crunch and developing flavor over a couple days.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Braised Kale and Chickpea Sandwich with Sumac Onions
Braised Kale and Chickpea Sandwich with Sumac Onions

A messy sandwich of braised kale and chickpeas topped with sumac onions is a hearty, filling, and delicious combo.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Tostadas with Kale, Refried Beans, and Cheese
Tostadas with Kale, Refried Beans, and Cheese

Kale doesn't need a lot, but a sprinkling of mild shredded cheese adds tang and creaminess to this wholesome recipe.

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[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

The Kale Mary
The Kale Mary

The natural sweetness of grape tomatoes is a wonderful partner for kale juice in this Bloody Mary inspired non-alcoholic drink.

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[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Butter Beans with Kale and Eggs
Butter Beans with Kale and Eggs

This dish is a great way to use pork bones and scraps left over from other kitchen exploits.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Kale Salad with Parmesan and Lemon
Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Kale Salad with Parmesan and Lemon

Replace lettuce with kale in this "new-style Caesar salad" from Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Its got a creamy parmesan dressing kicked with flaming hot serrano chilies.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Smoky Charred Cauliflower and Potato Soup with Kale
Smoky Charred Cauliflower and Potato Soup with Kale

In this recipe, starchy potatoes are simply simmered with onions and kale until the kale is tender and flavorful, the onions have melted into the broth, and the potatoes completely disintegrate, thickening the soup into a rich, thick stew.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Crispy Kale, Brussels Sprouts, and Potato Hash
Crispy Kale, Brussels Sprouts, and Potato Hash

Give your morning hash a healthy upgrade by adding kale and Brussels sprouts.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Hearty Winter Vegetable Soup
Hearty Winter Vegetable Soup

This is a 100% vegan soup with rich, complex flavor, a hearty broth, and a flavor that even omnivores will love.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Kale, Apple, and Pancetta Salad
Kale, Apple, and Pancetta Salad

With slightly bitter kale and radicchio, crispy-salty pancetta, tart apples, and sweet maple syrup, this salad hits all the right taste buttons.

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[Photograph: Jennifer Segal]

Couscous with Sweet Potato Puree and Kale Chips
Couscous with Sweet Potato Puree and Kale Chips

Crisp, chewy and soft, this dish is the best way to introduce someone to the wonders of kale.

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[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Root for Mint
Root for Mint

Mint and lime add a bright flavor to this kale and parsnip drink.

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[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Cheesy Mashed White Beans With Kale, Parmesan, and a Fried Egg
Cheesy Mashed White Beans With Kale, Parmesan, and a Fried Egg

Swap mashed canned beans for grits on rushed mornings with this easy and quick breakfast recipe.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Make-Ahead Harissa Couscous With Pear, Kale, and Lemon
Make-Ahead Harissa Couscous With Pear, Kale, and Lemon

Spice up your kale with harrisa in this bold couscous dish.

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[Photograph: Suzanne Lehrer]

Easy Sausage, Kale, and Black Eyed Pea Soup With Lemon and Rosemary
Easy Sausage, Kale, and Black Eyed Pea Soup With Lemon and Rosemary

The trick in this soup is to combine flavorful ingredients such as Italian sausage with ingredients that sop up flavor like kale and dried beans.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Easy Kale Quiche
Easy Kale Quiche

Impress your dinner guests with this seemingly complicated dish that's actually really easy.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Buffalo Green Juice
Buffalo Green Juice

Savory and spicy may not be the first characteristics you'd expect in a juice, but once you try this combination you may not be able to kick the habit.

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[Photograph: Carolyn Cope]

Shredded Kale Salad with Pine Nuts, Currants, and Parmesan
Shredded Kale Salad with Pine Nuts, Currants, and Parmesan

Raw shredded kale makes a nutritious and tasty salad, especially when paired with toasted pine nuts, currants, and shaved Parmesan.

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[Photograph: Jennifer Segal]

Balanced Green Juice
Balanced Green Juice

Green juice should taste as good as it makes you feel. This recipe strikes a pleasing chord with well-balanced sweet, tart, spicy, and hearty flavors.

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[Photograph: Carolyn Cope]

Italian Kale and Farro Soup
Italian Kale and Farro Soup

This minestrone-style soup is rich and satisfying nod to root vegetables with an extra depth of flavor from the leafy kale.

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[Photograph: Blake Royer]

Lemon Chicken and Rice With Kale
Lemon Chicken and Rice With Kale

This is a basic chicken and rice dish that's spruced up with cumin and saffron for a hint of color and depth of flavor that helps to balance the natural bitterness of kale. A finishing touch of lemon brightens up the meal and you'll find that this is one of those recipes that fills your house with an inviting aroma from the basmati rice and saffron.

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[Photograph: Yasmin Fahr]

Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale, and Lemon Soup
Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale, and Lemon Soup

Every bite in this soup delivers a savory, roasted character perfect for a chilly night.

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[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Skillet Spaghetti alla Carbonara with Kale
Skillet Spaghetti alla Carbonara with Kale

This one pot carbonara will save time and dishes for busy weeknights. The kale offsets the fatty sauce with a bitter complexity.

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[Photograph: Yasmin Fahr]

Make-Ahead Marinated Mushrooms with Kale, Shaved Carrots and Parmesan
Make-Ahead Marinated Mushrooms with Kale, Shaved Carrots and Parmesan

This recipe is ideal for a lunch box because the mushroom marinade doubles as your salad dressing, and because this salad is filled with sturdy vegetables, nothing will wilt before lunchtime.

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[Photograph: Suzanne Lehrer]

Saltie Sandwich Shop's Late-Summer Roasted Tomato Soup with Fregola and Kale
Saltie Sandwich Shop's Late-Summer Roasted Tomato Soup with Fregola and Kale

The simplicity of this recipe is wonderful, and the steps work out nicely to allow most of it to be prepared while the tomatoes are roasting, keeping the prep and cook time short.

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[Photograph: Blake Royer]

Skillet 30-Minute Kale, White Bean and Sausage Soup
Skillet 30-Minute Kale, White Bean and Sausage Soup

Packed with healthy kale and beans, this recipe delivers a rustic and hearty soup, fast.

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[Photograph: Yasmin Fahr]

Warm Winter Vegetable Salad With Ricotta and Herbs
Warm Winter Vegetable Salad With Ricotta and Herbs

It may not look filling for a main course meal but this simple combination of kale, root vegetables, pistachios, and ricotta is surprisingly satisfying.

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[Photograph: Yasmin Fahr]