Pesto doesn’t have to contain basil – me
Did you know that kale is packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, calcium and alpha-linoleic acid, the omega-3 fatty acid that’s good for your brain?
If it’s not already part of your diet, I reckon it should be, so here are six recipe ideas to get you started.
Smoked Cheese Spread Pasta Carbonara with Kale
This dish is a twist on carbonara, with an added handful of kale for extra colour, flavour, texture and vitamin. It’s an easy way to get another portion of vegetables into your diet.
Get the recipe from Fuss Free Flavours
Kale & Cheddar Bubble and Squeak, topped with a Soft Poached Egg
You can use leftovers to make this cabbage, potato, sweetcorn and kale bubble and squeak, but it is good enough to make from scratch.
Get the recipe from Tinned Tomatoes
Poached Egg with Spiced Puy Lentils & Asparagus Kale
A perfectly poached egg sits atop spicy lentils, asparagus and kale. What’s not to love?
Get the recipe from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary
Kale Pesto Pasta with Rocket Salad
A nutty, fresh and delicious superfood pesto that’s completely dairy free.
Get the recipe from A Mummy Too
Creamed Kale with Chickpeas
Chickpeas and kale don’t sound that exciting, but add garlic, cream and cheese and you have yourself one incredibly tasty, vitamin packed dinner.
Get the recipe from Amuse Your Bouche/
Teryaki Salmon & Stir Fried Greens
Kale wilted in butter and topped with sesame seeds and a spicy cut of salmon. This is an extremely virtuous speedy supper dish that’s perfect served with boiled Jasmine rice.
Isn’t it time you got friendly with kale?
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