Sometimes I buy the giant bags of pre-chopped kale (20 cups to a bag) because they are more economical than the individual bunches. The only problem is that once you get down to the bottom half of the bag, you get a lot of thick stems mixed in with the leaves. My desire to use all the parts of the kale, but not have to gnaw on the tough stems, resulted in this delightfully green creation.
Kale Garlic Bread
5 cups chopped kale (bits of stems included)
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
Steam the kale for 6-8 minutes until tender. Combine kale with other ingredients in the food processor, scraping down the sides with a spatula to insure everything is blended. Spread the kale mixture thickly on halved ciabatta rolls, baguettes, or whatever bread you enjoy. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast, if desired. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes.
Serve alongside pasta dishes, or on its own as a snack.