Whatever your opinion of the kale-gone-wild movement to infuse everything with kale (like chocolate cake), there is a reason to eat more of it. Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet, delivering calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K, along with tons of phytonutrients and minerals, with very few calories. Plus, even everyday home cooks will find it versatile: Kale lends itself to braising, grilling, frying, baking, juicing or salt tenderizing, and it’s good served raw. Here are 10 go-to ways to use this incredible superfood.
1. Salads. Make the world’s healthiest salad with raw, salt-kneaded kale,avocado and olives.
Or use it to replace romaine in a Caesar—the sturdy greens defy wilting under the thick dressing, making it great for a buffet table or potluck.