Kale

Simple Braised Kale

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You can use this basic recipe with any kind of greens!  Like spinach, collard greens, Asian greens, etc.  It's just so fresh tasting!

Tuscan White Bean, Sausage, and Kale Soup

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This recipe is flexible in the amounts and this is roughly what I made the first time I made it.  Feel free to substitute with what you have available.  This recipe is for a crock pot.  You can also just simmer slowly on the stove.  

Kale Salad with Apricots, Avocado & Parmesan

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This recipe was shared with me by CSA member Beth.  I love it and recommend it!  The apricots are really good with kale!

Kale and Tomato Frittata

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  • 2 TBLS oil or butter
  • ½ bunch kale, midribs removed + shredded
  • 2 cups tomatoes, chopped finely
  • 10 eggs, beaten
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Dash of milk
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • Fresh herb like basil, parsley, etc, optional

Heat oil in a skillet on medium. Add kale and sauté until wilted. Mix eggs, seasonings, cheese, milk together. Add tomatoes to skillet then pour over egg mixture. Cook on medium, covered, until beginning to set. Then put under broiler until done, 1-2 min.

Baked Greens and Feta Balls

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I put this under kale, but you can use any kind of greens you want in it. When we made it last we used it as a "clean out the fridge" recipe adding chopped radish greens, kale, spinach and chard. Really good as an appetizer or interesting veggie side!

Lemony Kale Salad

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This is courtesy of CSA member Connie, who says "I make this for the two of us and simply eyeball measurements. Yummy!"
 
For the salad
  • 1 bunch kale, rib removed and chopped thinly
  • 1 cup pine nuts (no need to toast)
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 medium minced red onion (or 1 minced garlic scape)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the dressing

Vegetable Pancakes

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This recipe is so flexible. You can use any kind of greens you have on hand and it was originally for cabbage. Soooo good! I like to shred the veggies ahead of time and keep in the fridge. Then right before eating, mix in the other stuff and fry. Definitely check out the sauce, too!

Stewed Kale with Dried Beans

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I didn't specify what kind of beans because you can use any kind of dried beans that you like.  I used Yellow Eye which I personally like and make a creamy stew when they start to fall apart, but you could use other kinds, too.  Also, this recipe is so totally flexible.  Feel free to substitute any of the veggies for ones you have on hand and it will still be good!  :)

Massaged Kale Basic Recipe

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Here is the basic how-to on making a massaged kale salad.  You can add any number of other things to embellish this salad like grated carrots, chopped radishes, lettuce, raisins, nuts, sesame seeds, etc, etc.  We grow a type of kale that is particularly tender called Russian kale which is the BEST for eating raw.  Try it!

1 bunch kale, tough midribs removed and sliced thinly
salad dressing of your choice or this homemade one:
1/4 cup oil
1 tablespoon vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Fried Rice with Greens and Garlic Scapes

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I have kale and pac choi listed here as the greens for this recipe.  But, it will be wonderful with any type of greens that you have on hand: spinach, swiss chard, etc.  Use this recipe to branch out and get creative.

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