I like it steamed/blanched or cooked. It's also really sturdy and does well in soups. I've even thrown a handful into my morning smoothies.
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My family LOVES kale chips. You just tear the kale down to bite size pieces and mix in a bowl with oil olive, salt and red pepper flakes. Cook at at medium temp for around 20 minutes. Yummy!
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I have just chopped it and tossed it on soup but am glad to see all these good ideas. I love this boatd.
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Kale and white bean soup:
Can of white beans Bunch of kale, coarsely chopped (1-inch wide strips works well). Onion Salt, pepper and whatever other spices you like (we sometimes use garlic, usually smoked paprika and/or cumin, but use whatever you like. It tastes great just with salt and pepper.) Vegetable broth, chicken broth, or water. Oil or cooking spray
Saute onions until translucent. Add kale, broth, a little salt. Cover and cook until the kale is softened. Add beans and additional spices, salt to taste. Heat and serve.
I've taken to putting it raw in my smoothies in place of spinach (spinach upset my stomach). I put about a cup of chopped kale in.
Kale Chips - Remove spines and cut into 2 x 2 inch pieces (whatever makes a good chip size in your mind) - Toss with some olive oil and salt in a large bowl - Lay out on a greased cookie sheet in a single layer (you will need to do a few batches to do a whole bunch of kale) - Bake in the oven for 10 mins at 350F
We use kale in our power smoothies and salads...sauteed with lemon juice, steamed with red pepper flakes and a touch of olive oil...baked with tofu...Just about any way you can fix any vegetable, you can fix kale!
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Had it with supper last night! Just washed, broken into small pieces, and sauteed with olive oil and garlic. Yummmmmmm. I also love it with white beans.
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I agree with SPKrause.
Usually, I would steam kale in (a very small amount of) water with vegetable broth.
You also can throw leaves into the blender in your smoothie/green drink.
What's the best way to make kale chips? We do have a food dehydrator. It's a GOOD thing!
 steam and drain  saute and/or wilt, perhaps with some sauteed veggies (onions, tomatoes, whatever)  kale chips!  massaged by hand (for 30 seconds to a minute) to break it down a bit and make it softer, then in a salad with other grens or as the only green in a salad.
I tried kale for the first time last week & loved it. I just steamed it, drained it & added a tiny bit of olive oil & fresh garlic. Although we enjoyed it like this, was wondering how does everyone else make theirs. I like to make veggies different ways not to get bored with them.
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