Kale recipes: 3 ways to enjoy this leafy green
So where does this nourishing nibble actually come from? If you thought a curious botanist stumbled upon it recently, you’ll be surprised to find out that it dates as far back as Europe in the Middle Ages. These early ancestors of our modern-day leafy green were also revered for their nutrients and formed the base of many traditional dishes that are still made today.
Apart from its versatility (it can be used in anything from smoothies to stews), kale is packed with vitamins and antioxidants that do wonders for your health. If you’re keen to be a part of this vegetable’s rise to popularity, here are three kale recipes we’re pretty sure you’ll enjoy.
Kale, broccoli and chickpea stir-fry
If it’s the first time you’re trying out this garden green then there’s no better place to start than a classic stir fry. This recipe throws together some old favourites and new gems on the block in a fresh and flavourful dish, guaranteed to be enjoyed.
Kale and quinoa cakes with yoghurt dip
What could be better than two trendy superfoods in one dish? If you think kale and quinoa taste good on their own, wait until you try this combo. Coupled with a fresh yoghurt dip, these kale and quinoa cakes are as delicious as they are healthy.
Looking for a healthy snack alternative to popcorn or potato chips? Try whipping up a batch of these kale chips. They’re quick and easy to make and not to mention guilt free! We ate ours on freshly sliced baguettes.
1 bunch of kale
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp olive oil
1. Preheat your oven to 175°C.
2. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
3. Tear up the kale into small chip-sized pieces.
4. Wash and thoroughly dry the kale – it’s important that it’s as dry otherwise it will steam instead of crisp.
5. Drizzle the olive oil over the kale and mix through so that it coats every piece evenly, then sprinkle with salt.
6. Bake for 10–15 minutes until the edges are brown.
Feel free to experiment with different seasonings like parmesan, chilli powder or even a kick of cayenne pepper.
And there you have it folks. We hope that, armed with this nifty and easy stash of reliable kale recipes, that conquering the new foodie trend on the block will be a health boosting cinch for you this winter.