What Is Dinosaur Kale and 3 Ways to Use It

Find out what dinosaur kale is and what you should be eating it with
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Try this recipe with dinosaur kale.

Dinosaur kale is also known as “dino kale,” Tuscan kale, lacinato kale, or black kale. The hearty green, which is dark blue-green in color, is tough and remains firm even when cooked.

The kale has a nutty and earthy flavor that will work well with many preparations. There are many ways that you can cook dinosaur kale and here are a few ways to get you started.

Crispy Kale Bars

Crispy Kale Bars

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Try adding kale to your next power bar recipe.

This recipe incorporates kale chips into a power bar. The kale stays crispy and crunchy while surrounded by goji berries, dried cherries, and cranberries.

Kale Chips

Kale Chips

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Kale chips are super easy to make at home.

One of the best ways to use kale is to make kale chips. They’re super simple to make and a healthy alternative to potato chips. Bake them in a 325 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes then season them to your liking. You can just add a sprinkle of sea salt, but for extra flavor add smoked paprika, garlic, and onion powder.

Lemony Kale Spaghetti

Lemony Kale Spaghetti

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Add lemon zest and kaole to your next pasta recipe.

Toss kale with lemon, pasta, and pecorino cheese for a simple and hearty weeknight meal. This recipe will be filling from the pasta, but feel super light from the lemon and kale.