Kale is a great vegetable as you probably already know if you are reading this. Kale is great vegetable to grow in cold weather and can be started in very early spring and again in the fall. Here are tips for growing kale.
Kale is also in season for purchasing this time of year.. This means you can get it at it's lowest cost of the season right now. Since you may have found yourself with extra kale since it is in season right now, below are 10 kale recipes to help you use it up and tips for freezing the excess kale to use later.
How to Freeze Kale
You can preserve kale by freezing unlike many other leafy greens that don't do well in the cold temperature. To freeze kale short term (3-4 weeks), you don't have to do anything but wash it, separate the leaves and freeze it. If you intend on holding it longer, you can blanch it for a short period of time as this will help it not become more bitter over time. Frozen kale is good is smoothies, side dishes and casseroles as well as soups. Onto the recipes!
10 Delicious Kale Recipes
Gimme Some Oven has a delicious looking Kale Salad with Warm Cranberry Vinaigrette Dressing.
My Kitchen in the Rockies shared a wonderful recipe for a Kale Frittata. I really love frittatas so I am looking forward to trying this one out!
These Cheesy Kale Crackers from Ramazing really do look pretty good. I love all the good stuff they contain.
High Heels & Grills has a great soup recipe. It's for Corn, Potato and Kale Chowder and looks like it would be perfect for the chilly weather that is still here.
Forget crab cakes! Make these Quinoa and Kale Cakes from The Gourmet Vegan for a meat-free dish.
These Garlic and Kale Breadsticks are an amazing way to eat kale and something the whole family will love.
As mentioned, kale goes great in casseroles. Make this Sausage and Kale Pasta bake from Bev Cooks and give it a try.
For another great salad idea, why not make this Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad with Bacon Poppyseed Dressing from Lauren's Latest?
Serve Potato Gratin with Zucchini and Kale for a new and exciting side dish.
Kale has been used in smoothies for years and this Kale and Pear Breakfast Smoothie from Flannel Jammies Farm sounds refreshing.
Get your kids to maybe give kale a try when you add it to this Stovetop Mac n Cheese with Kale from Fuss-Free Cooking.