This delicious and easy vegetarian kale dish made my entire family fall in love with kale. Braising kale brings out a wonderful sweetness and tenderness, a sharp contrast to raw kale. Given the tremendous health benefits of kale, it's no wonder that we are all trying to eat more kale. Have you seen these adorable shirts, by the way?
Around the Plate and Pour kitchen we love love love pairing pasta with dark greens like spinach, broccoli rabe, Swiss chard, and arugula from our CSA. Each dish tastes completely different and is delicious, but hands down, our absolute favorite is this braised kale pasta.
This kale spaghetti dish tastes so good that you wouldn't believe that it is good for you, much less that it is made with kale. In fact these days I get regular requests to make this dish.
Previously I shared a recipe with you for a raw kale salad, and while the nutritional benefits of eating kale raw are unsurpassable, here I braise the kale until tender, which brings out a slightness sweetness in kale.
A little lemon juice, sliced onion, lots of thinly sliced garlic, and pecorino (or parmesan) cheese is all you need. And for a nice textural contrast, top with bread crumbs toasted in olive oil (or dry toasted).