10 Easy Kale Recipes

10 Easy Kale Recipes

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Kelli Foster
Nov 24, 2018
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We all know the drill. You tossed a bunch of kale into your cart last weekend with the best of intentions to work some more greens into your meal plan this week. But alas, they're still sitting in the crisper untouched, and now, starting to wilt. It's in times like these we need the easiest of recipes to put that kale to work. Here are 10 of my favorites to get you inspired.

1. Parmesan Chicken and Kale Sauté

This skillet dinner relies on the trio of white wine, lemon juice, and salty Parmesan to mellow the tough kale leaves and infuse them with extra flavor.

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2. Easy Skillet Kale with Lemon & Garlic

Add garlic, lemon, and a shower of red pepper flakes, and I promise you that your sautéed kale side dish will be anything but boring.

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3. How To Make Kale Chips You Actually Want to Eat

Curly kale is your best bet for these easy chips, since all the nooks and crannies make for a crunchier snack.

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4. 6-Ingredient Vegan Enchilada Casserole

Partnered with meaty mushrooms, a couple of bunches of wilted kale make for a fresh and hearty layered casserole.

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5. 5-Ingredient Kale Caesar Salad

Tough kale leaves mean that this salad is even better when you make it in advance. It'll last in the fridge for a couple of days and the dressing tenderizes the greens without making them soggy.

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6. Orange Chicken and Kale Stir-Fry

Quick-cooking stir-fries are an easy way to work kale into dinner. And you're definitely gonna want to keep this weeknight stir-fry on your radar when we head into citrus season.

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7. Kale and Goat Cheese Frittata Cups

These grab-and-go egg cups are perfect for meal prep. Not only does it mean a satisfying breakfast, but you also get a serving of greens first thing in the morning.

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8. Salmon and Kale Caesar Wraps

Ready to bring Caesar wraps back into your lunch routine? This version swaps romaine for kale and leans on canned salmon for an extra boost of protein to keep you full.

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9. Kale Bistro Salad

This salad is a breeze to pull together and always feels a touch fancy. Slicing the kale into thin slivers is a quick trick to make the leaves more tender.

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10. Crispy White Beans with Greens and Poached Egg

You'll notice that this recipe actually calls for Swiss chard, but I love making it with kale. It's my savior on nights I don't want to cook.

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