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I've got a large surplus of kale on hand at the moment and I want to try some cool recipes. What do you guys like to make with kale?

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Here's my fave kale recipe du jour: Kale gomaae (based on the spinach salad sold in sushi restaurants)

  • 1-2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds (traditionally ground with a mortar and pestle, but can also be ground in a coffee grinder or just used whole)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar or honey
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil

Boil a small bunch of kale (enough to yield about 1/2 cup) until it softens but still has some bite to it. Shock it in cold water, drain, and slice into long ribbons. Stir dressing ingredients together in a small bowl, add kale, toss, and serve immediately.


I love spinach goma ae! I might have to try this.

I'll post some kale recipes tomorrow when I'm at my computer.

OH my!
 I tried this and it was wonderful:

Wash and tear kale into "chip-sized" pieces. (get rid of stems)

Spread evenly on cookie sheet with Pam spray. Salt with sea salt and bake until a bit crunchy .


Ah yes, kale chips. I think that will probably be my study buddy for the next week - I love munching while I study! Has anyone tried other flavourings? 

Kale is my new favorite veggie. 

  1.  Kale chips - yum. mix 1 cup fat-free Greek yogurt with 1 tsp lemon zest and 2 T lemon juice for a dip.
  1. Blanch kale in boiling water for 2 minutes, drain well.  Saute in a little olive oil.  Mix 1/4 cup tahini with 1/4 cup non-fat yogurt for a sauce. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds, if in season. 
  2. Clean and de-vein kale; chop.  Mix with leftover mashed potatoes (or make some from a box), salt and pepper to taste,  one egg. Batter should be thick.  Fry in a little canola oil.

(how did those numbers end up like that??

Here's my recipe for white bean and curly kale risotto... made with brown rice :) -bean-and-curly-kale-risotto.html

I just like to sautee kale in a little olive oil with crushed garlic (plenty of it!), black pepper and sometimes, if I'm feeling extravagant I'll add chopped chorizo too. Or bacon bits. Cabbage is awesome with garlic.

Kale Chips!

Sauteed Kale in Olive Oil with Hot Pepper Flakes & Garlic

Kale in Egg Omelets with Salt, Pepper, Garlic & Paprika

I just got this in a Cooking Light newsletter:

14 Tasty Kale Recipes

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