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This hearty and leafy green is loved both for its hearty texture and many health benefits. I love a raw kale salad as much as anyone, but I also love cooking it very slowly, or stirring it into risotto or pasta. In this collection, you will find all of my favorite kale recipes, include my go-to kale salad, these crispy kale chips, and this freezable stuffing with kale and caramelized onions

Just-baked butternut squash lasagna with greens and mushrooms.

Butternut Squash Lasagna with Greens & Mushrooms (No-Boil Noodles)

A spring salad in a bowl: greens, radishes, carrots, feta, and walnuts.

All-Purpose Lemon Vinaigrette

Sautéed escarole in a large skillet.

Simple Sautéed Greens

A bowl of spicy chickpeas with tomatoes and kale.

Spicy Chickpeas with Tomatoes & Kale

A bowl of chopped salad with cashew dressing.

Charred Broccoli Chopped Salad with Spicy Cashew Dressing

An overhead shot of a veggie and tofu curry in a skillet.

Quick Vegetable & Tofu Curry

An overhead shot of a 9x13-inch pan filled with just-baked stuffing.

Freezable Stuffing with Kale and Caramelized Onions

A bowl of raw collard green salad with roasted delicata squash, toasted almonds, golden raisins, and shaved parmesan.

Raw Collard Green Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash, Almonds, & Parmesan

Curried lentils with kale and coconut

Curried Lentils with Kale and Coconut Milk (Masoor Dal)

Just baked margherita pizza.

Simple, 4-Ingredient Homemade Pizza Dough

16 favorite vegetable side dishes

16 Favorite Vegetable Side Dishes for Fall

CSA Weeks 1 & 2: Essential Recipes for Greens + Radish (or Turnip) Tartines with Anchovy Butter

A bowl of kale salad with shallot vinaigrette.

Favorite Kale Salad + Large Batch Shallot Vinaigrette

A skillet filled with pasta carbonara.

Favorite Weeknight Meal: No-Bacon Pasta Carbonara Loaded with Greens

Roasted eggplant lasagna, just baked on a cooling rack.

Favorite Roasted Eggplant Lasagna

This kale and quinoa salad has a lemony-mustard dressing, dried cranberries that plump with the cooked quinoa, crisp celery, toasted almonds, and goat cheese. It comes together in a snap and has been a welcomed addition to the summer salad rotation. It also keeps well in the fridge for days, making it perfect for lunch-on-the-go or a picnic at the beach. I find it irresistible, and while it's a great side salad, it's nearly a meal in itself. //

Kale and Quinoa Salad from Love Real Food

This summer vegetable salad comes together in no time—as the shallots macerate in the vinegar for the dressing, you can prep everything else: slice the radishes, turnips, scallions, etc. With a hunk of bread on the side, the meal is complete. //

10-Minute Meal: Greens + Tuna + Shallot Vinaigrette

A bowl of farro risotto with kale and feta.

Farro Risotto with Kale and Feta

In this kale Cesar salad, the dressing is light and lemony and the kale itself is extremely soft and tender. It's also vegan, the dressing made with vegannaise and vegan Worcestershire. The combination of curly kale, massaged till tender, quick-pickled onions, and toasted pumpkin seeds, which add so much texture and flavor, is so good. I think this is one you have to taste to believe. //

Honest Weight’s Vegan Kale Caesar Salad

Stuffing Two Ways from Bread Toast Crumbs

Cabbage arrives as early as those tender greens and continues through the fall and early winter. Make this cabbage slaw spicy with a few dashes of Tabasco, add herbs, add other vegetables, or just keep it simple. //

Simplest Cabbage Slaw + 10 Other Useful CSA Recipes

A bowl of baked coconut kale and tofu.

Baked Tofu with Kale and Coconut

This freekeh salad is my favorite kind of recipe, one whose assembly is fluid — as the vegetables roast in the oven, the freekeh cooks stovetop, and you make the dressing — and whose payoff is big: minimal mess and a meal that's at once light and comforting. //

Freekeh Salad with Roasted Kale & Cabbage

This recipe for Caesar dressing, which includes a soft-boiled egg, works like a charm, producing a dressing with no discernible difference in flavor but with the most undulant, luscious texture. //

Kale Salad with 4-Minute Egg Caesar Dressing