Cooking with kale: Our top kale recipes
Recipes by The Canadian Living Test Kitchen
With these easy kale recipes, discover a world of flavour for this deliciously healthy vegetable! Here, find recipes for kale soups, stews, a pretty galette, stir-fries, quiche and crunchy kale chips!
- Portuguese Barbecued Chicken
- Portuguese Bean Soup
- Seafood Stew
- Salt Cod and Potatoes with Pepper Sauce
- Portuguese African Chicken
- Grilled Piri Piri Chicken
- Portuguese Sweet Bread
- Grilled Sardines
- Custard in Puff Pastry Shells
- Orange-Glazed Pork Chops With Hazelnut Green Beans
- Classic Devilled Eggs
- Pork Tacos With Red Cabbage Slaw and Guacamole
- Cauliflower Yogurt Puree
- Quinoa Veggie Stir-Fry
- Breakfast Quinoa Bowl
- Watermelon Soup
- Lentil and Celery Root Soup
- Luscious Lemon Mousse
- Curried Eggplant Rolls
Kale - a member of the cabbage family - has been dubbed a superfood by nutritionists for its cancer-fighting phytonutrients. Not only is kale a nutrient-dense, low-calorie food, kale is in peak season during the dead of winter when quality green foods seem impossible to find.
Grow your own kale: Tips on growing and harvesting kale can be found on our sister site, CanadianGardening.com.
Kale can be sweet and mellow, or strong and peppery depending on how you cook it. Here are some of our favourite kale recipes by The Canadian Living Test Kitchen.
Bonus: Discover how easy it is to make your own crunchy kale chips from our food director Annabelle Waugh in The Food Blog.
Curried Potato Kale Galette
This makes a lovely vegetarian main course or a flavourful side dish.
Lemon Kale with Chickpeas
Although naturally rich in fibre, this dish gets a bonus fibre boost from the addition of chickpeas. Clean the kale well because dirt tends to get stu...
Bean and Ham Hock Soup with Kale and Croutons
The flavour of ham permeates this hearty soup. Ham hocks come in different sizes, and for this recipe, the weight does not need to be exact.
Kale and Pancetta Quiche
A pale yellow filling laced with green kale in a golden crust is pretty enough for any brunch table. With all the components ready and waiting in the ...
Gemelli with Kale, Sage and Potatoes
Hearty ingredients make a simple and satisfying dish. Pancetta (Italian bacon) and Fontina cheese perk up the flavour.
Kale and Chickpea Soup
Hearty and satisfying, this is a first-rate dinnertime soup. Serve with Chipotle Olive Bread.
White Bean and Kale Soup
Chock-full of flavour and healthful ingredients, this vegetarian soup can go from kitchen to table in less than an hour.
Squash and Kale Phyllo Pie
This vegetable pie is equally suitable as a hearty side dish or vegetarian entree (From "Discover Phyllo" in the April 2005 issue of C...