June Recipe Tips - Crazy for Kale
Kale is a great super-food, and often underappreciated.
Pick some up at your Farmer's Market and try it out!
of the foods that many people who frequent their local farmer’s market
get excited about is kale. Kale is inexpensive, available for nearly the
whole market season, comes in several varieties, and is an excellent
source of vitamins A and C. Here are just a few of the many ways you can
use it. Ask your farmer for more ideas!
Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Kale
With Your Favorite Noodles
– soba, fettuccine or rice noodles. Add chopped kale when pasta is
about 5 minutes from being done. Season with a small amount of sesame
oil, sesame seeds and salt.
Quickie Kale Salad.
Toss canned sliced beets with cooked fresh or frozen kale, 1-2 chopped
scallions, and a grated carrot. Top with low fat balsamic vinaigrette.
Sweet and Irresistable. Sweeten your kale with this delicious recipe: Kale and Raisins
Meal. Braise kale in chicken or vegetable stock. Add garlic that has
been sauteed in olive oil before adding stock and kale. Add cooked or
canned white or cannelloni beans to make a delicious
one-pot meal, if desired.
Steamed and Tangy. Steam kale and season with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Stir-Fry. Add chopped kale to a stir-fry.
A Tasty Substitute. Substitute kale in recipes that use spinach or collard greens.
Meat and Potatoes … PLUS!
Cook sliced potatoes until almost tender. Add chopped kale (tough stems
removed) and sliced low-fat turkey sausage. Cook until kale is tender
and sausage is cooked through.
Saute diced potato, acorn squash, mushrooms and onion in a small amount
of olive oil until tender. Add chopped kale (tough stems removed) and
cook until wilted. Season with sage.
Soups. Add chopped fresh or frozen kale to vegetable or bean soups.