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May 24, 2012 07:37 AM

Kale side dish?

I need to make a side dish with kale. I am sick of my usual sauteed kale with garlic and olive oil. Any ideas appreciated. Thank you!

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    1. I've been making baby kale salad lately. Dried cherries, slivered almonds, balsamic vinaigrette. One of the recipes I've seen called for gouda, but I didn't have any in the house so didn't use it. Sounds good, though! My kids had 2nds and 3rds of this, even the one who doesn't usually eat salad.

      1. Joy the Baker's crunchy kale and coconut is really awesome:

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        1. re: katecm

          I was just about to post this. Yum. Although I would cut down on the oil a bit.

        2. I have converted many who were not familiar with kale to this Raw Tuscan Kale salad from the NY Times. Toasted bread crumbs give it a great crunch and pecorino hits it with a bit of saltiness. My family is so obsessed with this salad, we've planted a bunch of Tuscan kale in our garden in France since it's not terribly easy to find there. And do try it with Tuscan rather than regular kale, which also goes by Black Kale, Cavolo Nero, or Dinosaur Kale. The leaves are more tender than the regular kale.

          1. There are a bunch of raw kale salads out there, most are heavy on the garlic. This one is good:
            There is something oddly addictive about raw kale.