Kale has risen from an underutilized green to one of the trendiest ingredients on menus everywhere. You'll read about how you need to blend it into your morning green smoothie, use it as a base for your lunchtime salad or massage the leaves lovingly before adding them to your dinner recipe (yes, your kitchen is now a spa for vegetables). But long before kale became the "it" food—about 2,000 years ago, to be exact—it was already being cultivated around the world. Whether you want to jump on the kale bandwagon or just want to use this ingredient to switch up your greens game, F&W's guide offers the best recipe ideas for your next health-conscious meal.

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19 Kale Recipes to Add to Your Rotation
Hearty, verdant kale is a leafy green we can never get enough of, and in this roundup, we've gathered many different ways you can enjoy it. There are delicious kale salad recipes, of course—for example, Justin Chapple's kale Caesar salad with light and crispy fried chickpeas and a crunchy root vegetable salad from chef Marcus Samuelsson. But you can also turn kale into pesto, fold it into macaroni and cheese, and include it in pakoras as well. Read on for some of our favorite ways to use kale, including kale soup recipes, a kale taco recipe, and more.
Kale Salad
The ultra popular green kale is an ideal salad base. Here, browse through some of our favorite recipes, including a baby kale and steak salad, a kale salad with ricotta salata, pine nuts and anchovies and a cabbage-and-kale slaw with toasted yeast dressing.
Kale-and-Shiitake Fried Rice
This comforting, vegetable-packed rice is infused with ginger. It’s best made with day-old rice to absorb all the flavorings.   Slideshow:  One-Bowl Rice Dishes 
Kale Caesar with Fried Chickpeas
This tangy Caesar salad from F&W’s Justin Chapple is topped with light, airy and supercrunchy pan-fried chickpeas. Slideshow:  More Chickpea Recipes 
Creamed Kale
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Shallots and nutmeg help enhance the flavor in this creamed kale recipe. Slideshow: More Delicious Kale Recipes 
Coriander Kale Chips
Spice ordinary kale chips with a dash of coriander. Slideshow: More Delicious Kale Recipes 

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Warm Kale and White Bean Dip
To put a healthy spin on the classic spinach dip, try using kale instead of spinach and puréed cannellini beans in place of the béchamel sauce. This recipe is completely gluten free and can be prepared in advance for a quick and healthy appetizer. Slideshow: More Kale Recipes 
10 Ways to Use Kale
Whatever your opinion of the kale-gone-wild movement to infuse everything with kale, there is a reason to eat more of it. Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet. Here are 10 go-to ways to use this incredible superfood. Read more >