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Healthy and Easy Vegan Kale Recipes

Kale and red cabbage stir-fry recipe

Here’s a comprehensive listing of VegKitchen’s easy and healthy vegan kale recipes. Kale is one of the hottest food trends going these days, and since it’s one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, VegKitchen is all to happy to jump on the bandwagon. Not only is kale super healthy, it’s also extremely versatile. And once you know how to tease out its best qualities, it’s quite tasty as well. If the recipes listed below aren’t enough for you, or you prefer your recipes in book form, you can also explore Nava’s book, Wild About Greens.

Skillet Dishes and Pilafs

red quinoa pilaf with kale and corn

Red Quinoa Pilaf with Kale and Corn; photo by Susan Voisin


Pastas and Noodles

Southwestern Kale Salad

Southwestern Kale Salad; photo by Rachael Braun


Soups and Stews

Homemade kale chips

Baked Kale Chips

Snacks, Appetizers, and Sides

Green velvet smoothie (kale, banana, and avocado)

Green velvet smoothie (kale, banana, and avocado); photo by Susan Voisin


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    Janet MacDonald
    February 5, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I have a difficult time trying to figure out how much “1 kale leaf” really is? I buy bags of curly kale that are fairly stripped of stalks. If a recipe calls for 2 kale “leaves”, how many cups is that,or grams, or ounces?

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      February 5, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Hi Janet — this is a good question! Fortunately, in most recipes, the amount of kale that goes in is pretty flexible. In a lot of recipes, not just on VegKitchen, for example, “a bunch” of kale is called for. So vague!That being the case, the answer is to use as much or as little kale as you’d like. I would say 1 kale leaf, chopped, would be about 1/2 cup. A bunch, about 8 to 10 ounces. This is not set in stone, though I hope it helps!

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    Noushin Kananian
    February 23, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    It looks very delicious and healthy!

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    November 22, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Thank you for putting this down. I have been looking for a good kale salad recipe recommendation that involves Kale for some of my Chiropractic patients to put out to them this week since it is Thanksgiving week. I appreciate you putting this out. I hope it turns out well for them. Thanks!

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    January 18, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    My staff has been looking for some healthy alternatives and recipes. This is going to be great. We all got together and are going to come together with a different recipe. I am excited Thank you for this.

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    August 19, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    These are WONDERFUL!
    PLEASE tho check the links — I was excited to see the raw massages kale salad and share with a budding vegan but that link currently leads to a mushroom barley soup…?

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