Packed full of fibre and goodness this spicy black bean and kale soup is sure to comfort on a cold winter day.
Kale or borecole (Brassica oleracea Acephala Group) is a vegetable with green or purple leaves, in which the central leaves do not form a head. It is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms.
The basic ingredients for caldo verde are potatoes, onions and kale (some recipes call for collard greens instead). Common additional ingredients are garlic, salt, and olive oil. Some recipes add meat, such as ham hock, making it similar to Italo-American wedding soup. The soup is often accompanied by slices of chouriço or linguiça, or with Portuguese broa cornbread for dipping.
Colcannon is traditionally made from mashed potatoes and kale (or cabbage), with spring onions, butter, salt and pepper added. It can contain other ingredients such as milk, cream, leeks, onions and chives. There are many regional variations of this dish. It is often eaten with boiled ham or Irish bacon. At one time it was a cheap, year-round staple food, though nowadays it is usually eaten in autumn/winter, when kale comes into season.
Inspired by Mexican green rice which uses a spicy herb paste of coriander, parsley and poblano chilli to tint the grains a verdant colour, we bring you this zesty, high-fibre brown rice salad brimming with nutritious vegetables. Served with boiled eggs and avocado wedges encrusted with a herby sunflower seed crust, this vegetarian dish includes all the nutrient powerhouses for the ultimate superfood dinner.
Kale tends to be rather tough and stringy when raw. One of the most common raw recipes you’ll see is the raw kale and avocado salad. In this Japanese inspired salad, the mixture of salt and citrus juices essentially “cooks” the leaves and breaks them down enough to make it a delicious salad.
Featuring crisp kale, citrus infused roasted sweet potato, honey mustard chicken, an aniseed orange dressing and toasted sunflower seeds, this vibrant salad is packed with goodness and exciting flavours.