Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Kale Garlic Bread

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.

7 comments:

  1. What a neat idea for a twist on garlic bread! This might even be something my husband would eat! I love kale. I have it every morning in our smoothies.

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  2. I've never seen pre-chopped kale (I must not be shopping at the right grocery store) but this looks like a great (healthier) twist on garlic bread. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This looks really great! I love kale & need to find some new ways to use it.

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  4. such a clever way to get a big healthy serving of greens in! im making roasted veggies tonight with tofu and i definitely think i have to put some nutritional yeast on after seeing this!! <3

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  5. This looks so delicious, and I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. This looks SO healthy and incredibly tasty! Will be trying this for sure! Would love for you to check out my veggie blog - you may find stuff there that might interest you:)
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