Healthy Kale Recipes

This good-for-you green is delicious when fried into chips, braised with cod and potatoes, and even creamed.

Cod with Braised Kale and Potatoes

Cod is a meaty, hearty fish that stands up to the earthy flavor of kale, but you can also substitute halibut. Serve this dish with French bread and a fresh green salad.Christopher Hirsheimer
Braised Cavolo Nero

Braised Cavolo Nero

The leaves of cavolo nero (also known as Tuscan kale, Lacinato kale, or Dinosaur kale) cook slowly into a luscious heap when braised whole.Laura Sant

Farfalle with Cavolo Nero Pesto

Farfalle with Cavolo Nero Pesto
In this rendition of traditional Genoese pesto, sweet and nutty cavolo nero (also known as Tuscan kale or Lacinato kale) is used in place of basil and pine nuts.Laura Sant
Cavolo nero (Tuscan kale) bruschetta

Cavolo Nero and Prosciutto Bruschetta

Cavolo nero, also known as Tuscan kale, Lacinato kale, or Dinosaur kale, balances thinly sliced, salty prosciutto over toast.Laura Sant

Creamed Kale

This delicious dish, a julbord (smorgasbord) classic, is an interesting winter alternative to creamed spinach.Russell Kaye

Kale and Avocado Salad

See the RecipeAriana Lindquist
Kale and Chicken Brown Rice Salad with Cherries

Kale and Chicken Brown Rice Salad with Cherries

This summery salad, which pairs chicken with thin ribbons of raw kale and brown rice, offsets a garlicky pesto dressing with sweet red cherries.Anna Stockwell
Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad

Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad

A simple salad of raw shredded kale and Brussels sprouts is a refreshing variation on cold weather's ubiquitous green vegetables.Helen Rosner
Raw Kale Salad with Lemon, Pecorino, and Currants

Raw Kale Salad with Lemon, Pecorino, and Currants

In this simple, elegant salad, the spicy flavor of thinly sliced raw kale is offset by creamy Pecorino cheese, bright lemon, and sweet-tart dried currants.Helen Rosner
Kale Tarts with Fennel and Olives

Kale Tarts with Fennel and Olives

Kale and fennel lend a unique sweetness to these briny puff pastry tarts. They're perfect as appetizers, savory breakfasts, or as an accompaniment to a bowl of warm, wintry soup.MacKenzie Smith

Garden Variety Margarita

Garden Variety Margarita
A spicy ginger kick and the subtle, unmistakably grassy sweetness of kale elevates this vegetal variation on the margarita, from the New York City bar The Wayland.Anna Stockwell
Kale and Sausage Penne with Lemon Cream Sauce

Kale and Sausage Penne with Lemon Cream Sauce

This is a pasta dish of strong flavors: Dark, earthy kale is offset by bright lemon cream and a warm, aromatic heat from crushed red chiles and garlic.Maxime Iattoni

Kale and Sweet Potato Gratin

Kale and Sweet Potato Gratin
Don't limit traditional pie spices—clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg—to the dessert table. In this cheesy, rich gratin, the spices take a savory note alongside kale, sweet potatoes, and sharp white cheddar.Maxime Iattoni
Kale and Citrus Salad

Kale and Citrus Salad

A bright, flavorful, and not too heavy winter salad combines some of the best cold-weather flavors—kale, orange, and pumpkin seeds—with sweet honey and airy ricotta.Helen Rosner

Fall Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale Chips, and Pomegranate Seeds

Fall Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale Chips, and Pomegranate Seeds
Crispy baked kale, sweet roasted squash, and peppery arugula and watercress are combined with pumpkin and pomegranate seeds in this colorful salad.Ariana Lindquist
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Kale Chips

Kale takes on a crispy, addictive texture when drizzled with olive oil and baked. Try these chips tossed into salads, crushed and sprinkled on popcorn, or used to garnish finished dishes—if you can keep from eating them all immediately.Laura Sant

Baby Kale Salad with Pine Nuts, Parmesan, and Lemon Vinaigrette

Baby Kale Salad with Pine Nuts, Parmesan, and Lemon Vinaigrette
This quick, zesty kale salad from Florida chef Jeffery Jew gets a decadent touch from rich pine nuts and ribbons of parmesan cheese.Andé Baranowski