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I have a question about the ingredient "lacinato kale, washed and chopped into 1" lengths" on the recipe "One Pot Kale and Quinoa Pilaf" from deensiebat. What is lacinto kale?

asked by stefany over 1 year ago
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Merrill Stubbs

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added over 1 year ago

It's a type of kale that's darker and has flatter leaves than standard curly kale
Also called dinosaur kale.

added over 1 year ago

First of all the recipe is a definite keeper. Lacinato kale is also called dino kale, devils kale, tuscany kale. As Merrill says, it is flatter. Doesn't have the curly ends, and is not purple. We prefer the taste.

added over 1 year ago

Add another name to its aliases: black kale. It should be coming to the market now and will remain available for the winter. For a photo see


pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added over 1 year ago

In Italian, "cavolo nero".

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