Kale

Kale's dark green or purple leaves bring serious nutrition to the table. Prepare it with these easy recipes - from kale, lentil, and chicken soup to roasted kale with olive oil and sea salt - and you'll quickly have a new favorite green vegetable.

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Crispy Kale with Lemon-Yogurt Dip

Food & Wine

"I like the idea of making a healthy kind of potato chip that's not one of those packaged, dehydrated vegetable chips," Seamus Mullen says. He roasts kale with extra-virgin olive oil and garlic until it's crunchy.

Total: 40 mins

Kale with Currants, Lemon, and Olives

Food & Wine

Boiling kale before sauteing it is key to making it tender. If the stems and center veins are very tough, Marcia Kiesel advises removing them: Fold the kale leaves in half with the vein side out, then pull up on the stems.

Total: 35 mins

How to Cook Kale

Like other dark leafy greens, kale is a powerhouse of nutrition. It's loaded with vitamins A, C and K, and is even a good source of calcium and iron. Kale makes a popular dinnertime dish in many regions of the world. If you're not sure how to cook kale, try this simple sauteed version that delivers a deluxe combination of flavors, including subtle hints of garlic and red pepper juxtaposed with a blast of sherry vinegar.

Kale: Fresh Talk

Need a healthy alternative to potato chips? Would you believe me if I told you that kale is a great option (and it's a seasonal star). Give Crispy Kale with Lemon Yogurt Dipping Sauce a try and I think you may be a convert.

Kale with Bacon and Garlic

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Total: 35 mins

Kale Ricotta Dumplings with Sage Brown Butter

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This Recipe is appropriate for Phases 2, 3, & 4 of the Atkins Diet. Join Atkins today to sign up for your Free Quick-Start Kit including 3 Atkins Bars and gain access to Free Tools and Community, as well as over 1,500 other Free Atkins-friendly Recipes.

Total: 40 mins

Roasted Chicken Legs with Potatoes and Kale

Food & Wine

For this one-pan dish, Grace Parisi roasts chicken legs on a bed of potatoes and kale so the meaty juices keep the vegetables moist.

Total: 1 hr

Mediterranean Kale & White Bean Soup with Sausage

Fine Cooking Magazine

This garlicky soup is a snap to pull together, and most of the ingredients are basic pantry staples. The whole thing is ready in about an hour, but the soup's complex flavors belie the quick cooking time. You can serve it as soon as the kale is tender, but letting it sit for an hour and then reheating gently makes it even better (wait to add the lemon until just before serving). Crusty cheese toasts make an excellent accompaniment.

Crispy Kale-and-Tofu Salad with Coconut

Food & Wine

Heidi Swanson, author of 2007's Supernatural Cooking, has already proven she's a master at creating amazingly healthy and tasty vegetarian recipes with very few ingredients. Here, she toasts kale, coconut, and tofu until lightly browned and crisp, then tosses them with brown rice.

Total: 45 mins

Maple-Butternut Squash with Kale and Currants

Ladies' Home Journal

The maple syrup and currants add a sweet flavor to complement the bitter kale in this side-dish recipe.

Total: 45 mins

Healthy Spiced Kale & Chickpeas: Make the Takeout

We love Indian food, and this Indian-Spiced Kale & Chickpeas is one of the reasons. Sounds exotic, like something you'd only get from an authentic Indian restaurant. Would you dare try this at home? Well, you should, because this dish couldn't be easier; it only takes 25 minutes. And you've got a vegetable side that's uber-nutritious (kale is one of the best sources of Vitamin K), very low in calories, and as tantalizingly tangy and delicious as any Indian takeout dish ought to be. And if kale with chickpeas sounds familiar, you might be thinking instead of oneread more

Kale with Pears and Onions

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Total: 45 mins

Sauteed Winter Greens

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This Recipe is appropriate for Phases 2, 3, & 4 of the Atkins Diet. Join Atkins today to sign up for your Free Quick-Start Kit including 3 Atkins Bars and gain access to Free Tools and Community, as well as over 1,500 other Free Atkins-friendly Recipes.

Total: 40 mins

Sauteed Kale with Red-Pepper Dressing

Atkins - Phase 2

This Recipe is appropriate for Phases 2, 3, & 4 of the Atkins Diet. Join Atkins today to sign up for your Free Quick-Start Kit including 3 Atkins Bars and gain access to Free Tools and Community, as well as over 1,500 other Free Atkins-friendly Recipes.

Total: 40 mins
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