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.
The Kale Mary
The natural sweetness of grape tomatoes is a wonderful partner for kale juice in this Bloody Mary inspired non-alcoholic drink.
Butter Beans with Kale and Eggs
This dish is a great way to use pork bones and scraps left over from other kitchen exploits.
Farro With Sweet Red Bell Peppers, Kale, and Goat Cheese
The distinct sweet and juicy peppers strikes a pleasant balance with the bitter kale and creamy cheese, making it a genuinely filling vegetarian meal for the long winter months.
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.
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.
Crispy Kale, Brussels Sprouts, and Potato Hash
Give your morning hash a healthy upgrade by adding kale and Brussels sprouts.
Spicy-Tart Kale Limeade
If you're new to green juices, this limeade should be your gateway drink. It's friendly, fun, and a little (naturally) sweet.
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.
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.
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.
Kale Caesar Salad
Kale stays crisp and crunchy even after sitting dressed in the fridge for days. You can make it once and eat it over the course of a few days with no loss in quality.
Root for Mint
Mint and lime add a bright flavor to this kale and parsnip drink.
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.
Make-Ahead Harissa Couscous With Pear, Kale, and Lemon
Spice up your kale with harrisa in this bold couscous dish.
Kale with Chorizo and Poached Eggs
Kale is tossed with chorizo's flavorful drippings; each bite has that unmistakable hint of pork and paprika.
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.
Easy Kale Quiche
Impress your dinner guests with this seemingly complicated dish that's actually really easy.
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.
Baked Eggs With Butternut Squash and Kale
This 20 minute recipe is a potful of decadent winter flavors. The browned butternut squash and the runny yolk gives the kale a wonderful upgrade.
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.
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.
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.
Skillet Barley With Kale and Eggs
This recipe is great for a weeknight dinner. Toasted barley and wilted kale served with lemon zest, cheese, and baked eggs are all cooked in a single skillet.
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.
Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale, and Lemon Soup
Every bite in this soup delivers a savory, roasted character perfect for a chilly night.
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.
Shrimp with Kale and Shiitakes
This 20-minute dish is healthy and easy to make for any meal during the week.
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.
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.
Skillet 30-Minute Kale, White Bean and Sausage Soup
Packed with healthy kale and beans, this recipe delivers a rustic and hearty soup, fast.
Kale Ginger Daiquiri
Though daiquiris are often known as fruity, sugary drinks, this daiquiri is anything but. Paring the daiquiri down to a simpler state—the core is white rum and fresh lime juice—and adding a shot of kale juice and a spicy ginger syrup makes for a more complex version of this classic drink.
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.
Bitter Greens Salad With Sesame Dressing
Brighten your kale salad with a tahini and soy dressing.
Kale and Cabbage Gratin
Rich in cheese and butter, this gratin will comfort anyone—even the omnivores.
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.
Kale, Parmesan, and Fried Egg Tartine
Crisp, rich and easy to make and eat, these kale tartines are great to serve at a party.
Roasted Chickpea and Kale Salad With Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette
This salad is packed with slightly crisp chickpeas, paired with crunchy kale and herbs.
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.
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.
Squash, Shiitake, Kale, and Kimchi Stew
Give your kale a Korean makeover in this spicy one-pot kimchi stew.
This cocktail's a fresh green take on a traditional gin collins, made with muddled lovage, cucumber slices, and lemon juice.
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.
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.
Slow Cooker Red Curry Soup With Chicken and Kale
The kale adds a healthy bite to this red curry.