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9 Kale Recipes that Will Make You Excited to Eat Your Greens!

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These kale recipes showcase the versatility of kale, from hearty soups that warm your soul to salads that burst with color and crunch to sweet and creamy smoothies. Each recipe will show you that healthy and nutritious can be delicious. So, gather your ingredients, embrace the leafy goodness, and let’s get cooking with kale!

1. Kale Salad with Garlic Breadcrumbs

Bowl of kale salad with Parmesan and lemon slices.
Photo Credit: Loren Runion for My Everyday Table.

This easy lemon kale salad recipe is made with crunchy lacinato kale, a bright lemon dressing, and extra flavor from crunchy panko and shredded Parmesan cheese. After my cousin brought this kale salad to Thanksgiving one year, it was requested year after year – it’s that good!

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2. Kale Pomegranate Salad

Kale pomegranate salad in a white bowl
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

If you’re looking for a gorgeous side or salad for holiday tables…you’ve found it! This kale pomegranate salad recipe is simple, flavorful, and made with just 8 ingredients (a lot of pantry staples, too!). My kale and pomegranate salad is made with deep green kale (beautiful and nutritious), a bright lemon dressing, salty feta, crunchy nuts, and sweet and tart pomegranate seeds. 

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3. Easy Green Smoothie

Two glasses of simple green smoothie with straws
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

Ready to jump on the green smoothie for breakfast trend? This easy green smoothie recipe is made with just 5 simple ingredients (plus, options for other green smoothie ingredients) and takes just a few minutes to make. Try out my simple green smoothie recipe, it’s perfect for green smoothie beginners! 

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4. Kale Apple Slaw

Kale apple slaw on a plate wtih fork
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

This kale apple slaw is a delicious fall side or main salad. It’s a gorgeous mixture of lacinato kale, crunchy apples, pecans, and a homemade vinaigrette dressing. This kale and apple slaw is ready in just 10 minutes and can easily be made-ahead, thanks to sturdy kale.

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5. Instant Pot Kale Chips

Photo Credit: Corrie Cooks.

You’ll need just 6 minutes and only 4 simple ingredients to make these crunchy kale chips – all made in the Instant Pot!

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6. Creamy Mushroom Kale Turkey Soup

Photo Credit: XOXO Bella.

You can’t go wrong with this creamy mushroom kale turkey soup. If you find yourself with turkey leftovers, this is the soup to make! Made with delicious flavours including white wine, garlic, mushrooms, and more, you’re going to love it!

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7. Kale Salad with Roasted butternut Squash

Photo Credit: FODMAP Everyday.

The salad features the more tender Lacinato kale, sweet and creamy butternut squash, fresh pomegranate seeds, and a homemade dressing.

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8. Low FODMAP Manicotti with Kale

Photo Credit: Low FODMAP Everyday.

Low FODMAP gluten-free manicotti shells stuffed with low FODMAP ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan and chopped baby kale for added color and nutrition.

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9. Instant Pot Kale

Photo Credit: Low Carb Africa.

This Instant Pot kale is a healthy side dish that can be made in minutes. The recipe calls for simple ingredients that you may already have at home, and it can be easily customized to your liking.

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