Tired Of Kale? Here Are 15 Recipes That'll Change Your Mind

Tired of Kale? Here Are 15 Recipes That'll Change Your Mind

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.

Autumn Lentils With Sweet Potatoes and Kale

This fall dish is loaded with seasonal superfoods like kale and sweet potatoes, and will have you well-fed and feeling good. For this recipe, click here.

Baby Kale, Chard, Spinach, and Artichoke Dip

A whole bag of leafy greens is packed into this variation on a traditional American favorite. Check out the recipe here.

Burnt Corn, Kale, and Lime Salad

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.

Chorizo, Potato, and Kale Hash

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.

Delicata Squash, Quinoa, and Kale Salad With Lemon Tahini Dressing

In this cool-weather salad, kale and quinoa are topped with sweet, roasted delicata squash and drizzled with a creamy lemon-tahini dressing. It's hearty and comforting while still being light and energizing. Find the recipe here.

Kale Chips With Parmigiano-Reggiano

Chili powder and Parmigiano-Reggiano take this recipe for kale chips to the next level. Check it out here.

Kale Mac and Cheese

Most mac and cheese isn't exactly going to give you what you need nutritionally, but this recipe made with creamy cashew paste and kale will leave you with nothing to feel guilty about. Check it out here.

Kale, Mango, and Avocado Salad

The sweetness of mango adds a colorful touch to the salad that mixes nicely with the toasted pumpkin seeds and creamy avocado. Just be sure to massage the kale with the dressing before topping with the fruit. Find the recipe here.

Kale Salad With Bacon and Almonds

Bacon makes everything better, and kale is certainly no exception. This robust raw salad is dressed early in a vinaigrette of shallots, lemon, and olive oil, giving the leaves time to soften and wilt. Check it out here.

Kale Pesto

Instead of classic basil, kale is mixed with toasted pine nuts and olive oil to create a pesto. The flavor is not as sweet or aromatic as the classic, but eaters are sure to enjoy the profound flavors of this variation. For this recipe, click here.

Lemony Kale Spaghetti

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.

Roasted Garlic Kale Hummus

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.

Spicy Kale and Lemon Israeli Couscous

Kale is stirred into the cool couscous salad along with red pepper flakes, loads of lemon, chile, and creamy goat cheese. Check out the recipe here.

Spinach Kale Broccoli Juice

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.

Vegan Kale and Black Sesame Sushi Bowl

Nutty brown sushi rice provides the comforting base for a colorful, satisfying bowl of crisp, zingy, taste-popping flavors. Find the recipe here.