Heralded for its nutritional benefits, kale is a having a moment in the culinary world. However, this dark, leafy green requires a little finesse and experience to cook correctly. Here are three recipes to help you get the most out of that fresh bunch of kale:
Whole-Grain Spaghetti With Garlicky Kale and Tomatoes [Real Simple]
Whole grain spaghetti provides a fiber-rich foundation for this weeknight-friendly recipe. Roasted almonds add a little crunch to contrast the tender texture of the kale leaves, which are sauteed in garlic and oil. We suggest adding a handful of white beans to add a little more protein to the dish.
Sauteed Kale [Food Network]
Never cooked kale before? Let this recipe from Food Network star Bobby Flay show you the way. One bunch of kale is sauteed in olive oil and garlic over medium-high heat, then allowed to simmer in a little bit of vegetable stock for optimal flavor.
Chicken and Kale Casserole [Martha Stewart]
A hearty casserole perfect for cooler month, this recipe only takes a little over an hour, start to finish. Shredded chicken is mixed with ricotta cheese and lemon zest, then combined with pasta shells and chopped kale in a casserole dish. Parmesan cheese is sprinkled on top, becoming golden-brown in the oven.