Kale can be difficult to eat if not prepared properly; when raw, the flavor is intensely earthy and slightly bitter, and texturally, the leaves are fibrous and tough. Nevertheless, the powerful nutritional properties have made this green famous — a superfood, even — and eaters everywhere chew through the pain in an effort to absorb the nutrients.
It's no surprise, then, that kale-eaters sometimes get tired of it! If kale doesn’t taste good, then eating it becomes a tiresome chore, and you get stuck cooking the same two recipes in which kale is bearable but not much else.
In honor of National Kale Day October 5th, revamp your kale obsession and check out this collection of 15 crazy delicious kale recipes for inspiration.
A whole bag of leafy greens is packed into this variation on a traditional American favorite. Check out the recipe here.
The Flexi Foodie
This recipe requires minimal preparation and can be put together in the 10 minutes before you serve your main meal. The lime softens the kale fibers and complements the sweetness of the charred corn wonderfully. For this recipe, click here.
This breakfast hash is made with leaner turkey chorizo, nutritious sweet potatoes, and kale; the flavor of a perfectly cooked egg yolk on the kale greens and potatoes is sure to make you crazy for this dish. Check out the recipe here.
Oh She Glows
Feed Me Dearly
This lemony pasta is a wonderful way to get a good dose of the superfood; the acid and warmth break down the stiff texture of the kale in this utterly delicious dish. For this recipe, click here.
If you’re looking for a creative way to use super-nutritious kale, try making a hummus-style dip. It’ll be beautifully bright green and loaded with flavor. For this recipe, click here.
Dark leafy greens like spinach and kale and the cruciferous broccoli are rich in many antioxidants and support visual wellness. They contain the compounds lutein and zeaxanthin, which actually absorb blue light that can be harmful to the eye’s retinas. For this juice recipe, click here.