How to Use Kale

First published: March 5, 2014 in Recipes

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SONY DSCKale is a very versatile leafy green that has a well-deserved reputation as a superfood. It is loaded with fibre and will aid in lowering cholesterol. It is also full of vitamin K, which is great for bone health and vitamin A that will  help strengthen bones, eyes and teeth.

Here are a few recipes that will help you in figuring out just what to do with this superfood:

Kale Smoothie:

smoothie

  • Puree together a cup of each: steamed kale and ice cubes, half of chopped and peeled apple, a banana and few generous splashes of almond milk until smooth and frosty.

Kale Chips:

chips

  • Toss together about 6 cups of torn, steamed kale, a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of each salt and sweet paprika.
  • Bake in a single layer on parchment paper lined baking sheets and 350F until chips are crispy and dark green.

Marinated Kale Salad:

salad

  • Steam and chop a bunch of kale.
  • Toss it with small handful of chopped dried cherries and couple of spoonfuls each of olive oil, orange juice and honey.
  • Let stand for 1 hour, then sprinkle with toaster chopped hazelnuts.

Walnut Kale Pesto:

walnut pesto

  • Steam, chop and blanch bunch of kale then chill it in ice water.
  • Pat the kale dry.
  • In a food processor, pulse it together with a handful of each toasted chopped walnuts and grated Parmesan cheese and some chopped garlic.
  • Pulse in a few generous drizzles of olive oil, a couple of spoonfuls of lemon juice and a pinch of each salt and pepper until smooth.

Lemony Kale:

lemony pesto

 

  • Cook garlic slices in a little olive oil until fragrant.
  • Stir in 6 cups of torn, steamed kale.
  • Cook until slightly wilted and dark green.
  • Stir in a squeeze of lemon juice and pinch of each salt and pepper.

Hope you will enjoy this information – please send me your comments, your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated.

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