Beyond Salads: 9 Great Uses for Kale

Last Updated July 22, 2017
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Kale's moment in the foodie trend spotlight may be over, but it's here to stay. If you're looking for new ways to use kale, here's how to feature it in things like mac & cheese, guacamole, curry, and more.

Nacho Kale Chips

nacho kale chips
Transform your kale into a crunchy and addictive snack chip using cashews, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, and paprika to give it a delicious nacho flavor.

Sweet and Spicy Kale and Tofu Curry

Sweet and Spicy Kale and Tofu Curry
We all like to think we’re unique, but like everyone else, I love kale. So in February I eat a lot of the hearty green. It goes great in most any soup—brothy or creamy. As I live on soup in the...

Bacon-Kale Mac and Cheese

bacon-kale mac and cheese
Whether you're serving up this bacon-kale mac and cheese as a side, or as a full meal, it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser with this unique touch to a favorite comfort dish.

Kale Walnut Pesto

Most any green can be whirled up in a pesto, particularly spring kale, when it is abundant and endless.

Kale, Potato and Feta Frittata

Eating well doesn’t have to take hours. A Spanish-style frittata (a flat omelet that is cooked partially on the stove and finished in the oven) is a great way to quickly use up all of the fresh...

Kale and Sweet Potato Empanadas

Kale and Sweet Potato empanadas with pumpkin seed chimichurri on a plate
Make your empanadas small and serve them with Pumpkin Seed Chimichurri as appetizers or make them larger and add a salad for a full meal.

Crispy Kale and Cherry Tomato Pizza

Crispy Kale and Cherry Tomato Pizza
This dough recipe can be the start of fun get-togethers for homemade pizza night.


What better way to supercharge guacamole than by adding kale? We asked the kale expert herself, Elise from Kale and Chocolate, to give us her perfect recipe. This recipe is a great replacement for...
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