19 Ways to Cook Winter Brassicas

February  1, 2016

Are you over kale yet? Us neither, which is why we're bringing this roundup back with even more brassica goodness. The genus is comprised of hearty vegetables that we historically only boiled or hid under a blanket of cheese—in other words, found a way to eat because we heard they were good for us. Executive Editor Kristen Miglore says it was "a less enlightened time, when people were afraid of their vegetables acting like themselves."

At long last, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, chard, collards, and their kin are being cooked in ways that bring out their inherent flavors. They're being hashed, shredded, charredbraisedrolled up, pancaked, and puréed into pesto. Should we thank kale? Thanks, kale. Much appreciated.

Here are 19 recipes that give winter's brassicas a worthy treatment:

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Kale Pesto Orecchiette by Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast


The Splendid Table's Pasta with Two Broccolis and Raisin-Pine Nut Sauce by Genius Recipes


Spice Merchant Cauliflower Couscous by QueenSashy


Madhur Jaffrey's Stir-Fried Cabbage with Fennel Seeds by Genius Recipes


Wintery Braised Red Cabbage, Plus Some Jelly by Nicholas Day


Collard Roll Ups with Coconut Curry Kale by Diane Hoch



Colonel Mustard's Bubble and Squeak by aargersi



Tahini Roasted Broccoli by Laurie



Zesty and Zippy Tangled Collards by hardlikearmour


Charred Broccoli and Lentil Salad by EmilyC


Green Pancakes (Pascadous) by Nicholas Day


Brussels Sprouts Gratin by hardlikearmour



Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and White Bean-Anchovy Sauce by Sarah Jampel



Union Square Café's Hashed Brussels Sprouts with Poppy Seeds and Lemon by Genius Recipes



Collard Greens Braised in Coconut Milk by Gena Hamshaw



Rutabaga à la Greque by Marian Bull



Broccoli Marrow with Pecan Garlic Butter by savorthis



Pasta with Slow-Cooked Cauliflower, Anchovies, and Garlic by Alexandra Stafford


Kale, Cabbage, and Brussels Sprouts Salad by Kenzi Wilbur

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