15 Kale Salad Recipes
Put your greens to use with a kale salad recipe or two! Each of these recipes make a wonderful side dish or can be bulked up with protein to made into a main.
Burgers are a weekly staple at our house year-round. Skip the fries, chips and bun—you won’t need them with these loaded veggie & fruit burgers. To spice up the mayo, add 1/2 tsp. of chipotle powder. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
How to Remove Kale Ribs
Make removing the rib of kale leaves a breeze with an herb stripper. All you have to do is thread the kale through one of the holes and pull the stem through. If you don’t want to purchase a separate tool, you can remove the ribs by folding the leaves in half and then cut out the stem with a paring knife.
The Best Way to Chop Kale
Save yourself some time and effort by chopping kale the easy way. To do so, fold a kale leaf or two in half, cut out the kale rib and discard. Keeping the kale folded, slice it down the middle, turn it 90 degrees, then chop from end-to-end to your desired size. By the way, here’s how to cook kale and make it taste delicious.
How to Cut Kale’s Bitterness
Here are some of our favorite ways to reduce kale’s bitter flavor:
- Remove the ribs: Most of kale’s bitterness is in the rib. Remove them for a better flavor.
- Rub kale: Massage a piece of kale in your hands to loosen, soften and reduce bitterness.
- Add acid: Adding lemon juice, balsamic or apple cider vinegar to cooked kale with cut through the leaves’ bitterness.
- Add sweetness: Toss your kale with raisins, craisins or fresh fruit for some sweetness.