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