Twelve Whole-Food Plant-Based Kale Recipes You Should Try This Week

Twelve Whole-Food Plant-Based Kale Recipes You Should Try This Week


Kale every day. Your body will thank you. Kale is incredibly beneficial to your health, and I've selected a mix of stir-fries, salads, grain bowls, and soups to keep your kale levels topped up!

1. Kale Stir Fry with Crispy Curried Tofu - (Lauren Caris Cooks)
Everyone needs a strong stir-fry repertoire, and this version is packed with goodness - curry-spiced tofu with kale, cabbage, and carrots. Get the recipe here.

Twelve Whole-Food Plant-Based Kale Recipes You Should Try This Week

2. Harissa Spaghettini - (101 Cookbooks)
I wrote this recipe nearly a decade ago(!), and it's still in regular rotation. Black olives, pine nuts, lots of kale, and a big dollop of harissa. Boom. Get the recipe here.

Twelve Whole-Food Plant-Based Kale Recipes You Should Try This Week

3. Grilled Corn Kale Salad - (The Almond Eater)
This. For lunch. Today. Get the recipe here.

Twelve Whole-Food Plant-Based Kale Recipes You Should Try This Week

4. Curried Cauliflower Rice Kale Soup - (Cotter Crunch)
Curry-spiced and creamy (you can use coconut or a nut milk), this is a hearty soup packed with cauliflower, kale, and carrots. Get the recipe here.

Twelve Whole-Food Plant-Based Kale Recipes You Should Try This Week

5. The Prettiest Purple Kale, Eggplant & Blackberry Salad - (Green Kitchen Stories)
Love this brilliant combination of roasted eggplant and purple onions with warm spices. Massaged kale with herby dressing, and black lentils with creamy avocado. Hazelnuts bring the crunch, and juicy blackberries top it off. Skip the feta to keep it WFPB, and use maple syrup in the dressing if you're looking to keep it vegan. Get the recipe here.

Twelve Whole-Food Plant-Based Kale Recipes You Should Try This Week

6. Roasted Vegetable Orzo - (101 Cookbooks)
I often make this with a whole wheat orzo (or small bean-based pasta), and non-dairy yogurt. You can also substitute all sorts of different whole grain for the pasta - farro, quinoa, or a brown rice blend. Get the recipe here.

Twelve Whole-food Plant-based Kale Recipes You Should Try This Week

7. Sweet Potato & Kale Tortilla Soup - (Local Milk)
Sweet potatoes, kale, cilantro, tomatoes, spices, and chiles all in a beautiful bowl. Simply skip the quest fresco, and ase a dairy-free yogurt to keep it WFPB. Get the recipe here.

Twelve Whole-Food Plant-Based Kale Recipes You Should Try This Week

8. Chopped Kale Salad with Peanut Chili Vinaigrette - (Little Broken)
A chopped kale salad with feisty peanut chili dressing. I can imagine this in a lettuce wrap (or spring roll) with a bit of grilled tofu as an ideal lunch! Get the recipe here.

Twelve Whole-Food Plant-Based Kale Recipes You Should Try This Week

9. An Excellent, One-pan, Protein-packed Power Pasta - (101 Cookbooks)
A full pound of chopped kale goes into this! It's pasta and lentils simmered in crushed tomatoes, finished with lots of chopped kale, saffron, swirls of tahini and chopped almonds. Perfect weeknight dinner. Get the recipe here.

Twelve Whole-Food Plant-Based Kale Recipes You Should Try This Week

10. Autumn Kale Slaw - (Green Kitchen Stories)
Another beautiful green Kitchen Stories recipe. Carrots, kale, apples, and hazelnut come together in a crunch-tactic autumn slaw. Get the recipe here.

Twelve Whole-Food Plant-Based Kale Recipes You Should Try This Week

11. Creamy Kale Pasta - (Pinch of Yum)
Five ingredients. And I'm going to bet you have all of them. Use whatever pasta you like, and my sense is you can scale back the olive oil a bit, or use a really rich, thick homemade nut milk, and scale it back a lot. Get the recipe here.

Twelve Whole-Food Plant-Based Kale Recipes You Should Try This Week

12. Kale Detox Salad with Pesto - (Well and Full)
All the good things in one bowl. This is an ultra-super green salad. With roasted potatoes, brown rice, chickpeas, a bit of kick from jalapeño chiles, and a carrot top(!) pesto. Brilliant. Get the recipe here.

Twelve Whole-Food Plant-Based Kale Recipes You Should Try This Week

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Steve Dunham

It didn't make your list, but we've had your kale "Winter Pasta" in our regular rotation for years now. It's one of my toddler's favorite dishes.

September 8, 2017
 

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