10 kale recipes that go beyond the average salad

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10 kale recipes that go beyond the average salad

It’s one of the most popular leafy greens on the planet – and for good reason! If you’re looking for ways (and recipes) to add more kale to your diet, this is for you.

Leafy kale is a relative of the broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage family and is understood to be a nutrient powerhouse, courtesy of its hearty dose of vitamins A and K, antioxidants and fibre.

Kale makes a great and wholesome addition to pesto, salads, soups, pastas, and smoothies.


  • Remove the stems and ribs. Kale has a chewy texture and, if you’re not a fan of that, it’s best to chop finely when adding raw to a dish.
  • After rinsing the leaves, don’t dry it completely. The extra moisture will help soften it while sauteing.
  • Do you find kale to be bitter? Add a pinch of sugar to your dish to enhance its natural savoury flavour.
  • Using it fresh? Massage the leaves with a drizzle of olive oil, avocado oil or a squeeze of citrus. This makes its tough texture more palatable and adds fresh flavour to the dish.


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Melissa Scheepers Article by: Melissa Scheepers

Woolworths TASTE’s online content producer has faced constant temptation since joining the team last year. When she’s not thinking about her next meal (it’s usually a variation of a cheese toastie), she’s researching the best cooking methods for her next article.

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