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Kale: The Little Superfood That Could

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As the last of the summer jam stock dwindles, and root vegetables take up residence in our crispers, we begin to appreciate freshness wherever we can find it. It is a rare thing to find one single food (let alone a vegetable) that does the nutritional work of all of its counterparts combined -- and is built to thrive through the winter. Enter kale: this gorgeous green is lively and toothsome with an addictive peppery bite. Steamed, sauteed or dressed up raw in a salad, kale is delicious when prepared with a little finesse.

Even the most glorious greens are best paired with a little dose of decadence. No need to trick the serial carnivores into eating their veggies; these delectable kale recipes will convert even the biggest superfood-phobic. Here are 9 of our favorite ways to turn this nutritional powerhouse into a delight.

Roasted Tomato and Rosemary Soup with Kale and Potatoes by Nicole Franzen


Kale with Pancetta Cream and Toasted Rosemary Walnuts by apartmentcooker


Kale Salad with Apples and Hazelnuts by Amanda


Ribollita by la domestique


One Pot Kale and Quinoa Pilaf by deensiebat


Linguine with Breadcrumbs and Kale by Hotplate Gourmet


Quinoa and Kale Crustless Quiche by Hilarybee


Penne with Creamed Greens and Pancetta by Amanda


Sausage and Kale Dinner Tart by My Pantry Shelf

Sausage and Kale Dinner Tart


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over 3 years ago Fairmount_market

This NYTimes article today seemed apropo: http://www.nytimes.com...


over 3 years ago Matilda Luk

The recipe for Crispy Parmesan Kale Chips by 90210 FarmGirl is also pretty amazing--my kids ate them only after a little encouragement.


almost 4 years ago walevitt

Seeing a list of delicious kale recipes just makes my day! Thanks!


almost 4 years ago Panfusine

my latest obsession, especially considering I've never even tasted it before hearing about it on Food52..Its been Kale kale & more kale at home, tempura, Kale Paneer, Kale Sauteed with steamed lentils South indian Style... I seem to be buying kale as often as milk & bread!


almost 4 years ago la domestique

It all looks so good! Don't know what to cook first! Thanks for including my Ribollita. :)


almost 4 years ago Midge

I love it too. You guys have turned me into a bonafide kale freak.


almost 4 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Hooray for kale! Love this list of recipes - making my shopping list now.