Kale Juice

 

I planted kale this year. It is super easy to grow.  I’ve had kale all summer and my three plants are still going strong.

For this juice I used 1 carrot, 1 apple and several kale leaves with ribs.  Yields about 8 ounces.  The color reminded me of pea soup but it tasted great.

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Kale and White Bean Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove finely diced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water
  • Kale remove center rib, rinse and roughly chopped – about 4 cups
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 can white beans rinsed and drained
  • Dash hot pepper flakes

Cook onion in oil until softened about 3 minutes.  Add garlic and cook another minute.  Add broth, water, kale, rosemary, salt and pepper.  Simmer 15-20 minutes until kale is tender.  Add carrots, tomato, beans and pepper flakes and cook another 5 minutes or until carrots are tender.  Garish with diced green onion and fresh basil.

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Kale and Bean Salad

Roast garlic and chop. Remove stems from kale, rinse, chop and blanch for just a few seconds. Chop olives, red onion, reconstituted dried tomato. Drain beans. Combine all and dress with vingrette, fresh lemon juice and lemon zest.

Sunday morning breakfast