Healthy Kale Recipes Published Apr 26, 2012 8:00 AM Food SHARE 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. 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. 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. Get the recipe for Farfalle with Cavolo Nero Pesto » Cavolo Nero and Prosciutto Bruschetta Cavolo nero, also known as Tuscan kale, Lacinato kale, or Dinosaur kale, balances thinly sliced, salty prosciutto over toast. Get the recipe for Cavolo Nero and Prosciutto Bruschetta » Creamed Kale This delicious dish, a julbord (smorgasbord) classic, is an interesting winter alternative to creamed spinach. Kale and Avocado Salad See the Recipe 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. Get the recipe for Kale and Chicken Brown Rice Salad with Cherries » Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Get the recipe foFall Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale Chips, and Pomegranate Seeds » 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. Get the recipe for Kale Chips 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. MORE TO READ RELATED The Best Eggplant Recipes from Around the Globe An international tour of one of the world's favorite ingredients READ NOW RELATED Melon Recipes for the Cantaloupe-Crazed From honeysweet to bracingly bitter, the season’s most... RELATED Watermelon Recipes That Celebrate Summer’s Juiciest Fruit Cool off with pickles, salads, cocktails, and smashes.