Kale Chicken Caesar Salad served on a pale white oval plate

Best ever kale recipes

Kale, the trendy superfood, is a great way to add a healthy crunch to pastas, soups and salads. We have used kale as our inspiration for this recipe collection, including kale soup, kale crisps and even kale calzones

Our best kale recipes make the most of trendy superfood kale. Try our easy ideas for kale salad recipes, kale soup recipes and vegetarian kale recipes. Have you ever made kale crisps? Our recipe with smoky paprika salt makes a great healthy snack. We also have plenty of more indulgent kale recipe including kale and paneer stuffed naans and smoky sausage and kale pizza. Curly kale, crispy kale and sea kale, we have recipes for all.


Kale and gnocchi parmesan bake

A clever way to transform shop-bought gnocchi. A simple, homemade tomato sauce is the base for this cheesy, kale-packed midweek dinner.

Kale and gnocchi parmesan bake

Miso kale, pomegranate and chicken salad

Make the most of kale in our nourishing yet vibrant chicken salad for a flavoursome meal for four.

Easy Chicken Salad Recipe with Miso Kale

Caldo verde (kale, chorizo and potato soup)

Make kale the star of this nutritious, low calorie potato and chorizo soup.

Caldo Verde Recipe (Chorizo and Potato Soup)

Sausages and kale recipe with puy lentils

Make the most of kale in our sausage one-pot recipe, served with a quick, punchy gremolata on the side.

Sausage and Lentils Recipe with Kale

Bavette with creamed kale and seaweed

Check out this impressive bavette steak recipe with creamy kale and seaweed from chef Chase Lovecky of Two Lights in East London.

Bavette Steak Recipe with Creamed Kale

Kale, chilli and ricotta calzone

Check out our calzone packed with punchy chilli, kale and creamy ricotta. This simple veggie recipe is easy to make and ready in under an hour.

Vegetarian Calzone Recipe with Kale and Ricotta

Baked kale crisps with smoky paprika salt

Kale makes a fantastic healthy low-fat, low-cal snack – a great alternative to crisps. Sprinkle with whatever spices you fancy – celery salt or a mild chilli powder would both work well.

Kale and paneer stuffed naan

An indulgent way to enjoy kale. This recipe for kale and paneer stuffed naan is vegetarian and easy to make. Serve with mango chutney or alongside your favourite curry. Try one of our best curry recipes here.

kale and paneer naan

Smoky sausage and kale pizza

Kale on a pizza? Hell yeah! Prepare your dough beforehand to make this easy Brooklyn-style smoky sausage and crispy kale pizza. It’s packed full of flavour and, as soon as your dough is risen and ready, it only takes 45 minutes to bake – perfect mid-week cheesy comfort food! Got you in the mood for pizza? Try one of our easy homemade pizza recipes here.

Smoky sausage and kale pizza

Cauliflower sformato with crispy kale and caramelised pine nuts

Think of a sformato as a little like a cross between a dense soufflé and a crustless quiche. The term literally means ‘unmoulded’ in Italian, which doesn’t sound half as romantic when you translate it. It can be made with all sorts of vegetables and makes a really impressive vegetarian main course for vegetarian entertaining, along with these ideas.

Cauliflower sformato with crispy kale and caramelised pine nuts

Kale hush puppies with lemon aïoli

Hush puppies are little American savoury doughnuts in a polenta batter. A classic side dish for seafood, they are also great for parties. These vegetarian kale ones are eaten with an aioli dip.

Lemon chicken and kale stew with couscous

Get the health benefits of kale in a stew. This recipe for lemon chicken and kale stew with couscous is a really easy midweek meal. It is low fat and ready in less than 30 minutes.

lemon chicken and kale with couscous

Kiwi, kale and chia parfait smoothie

Try this next-level smoothie from bloggers Green Kitchen Stories. Their new book, Green Kitchen Smoothies, is a celebration of this healthy way to pack fruit, veg and nuts into your diet. This show-stopping smoothie can double up for dessert or breakfast. Here are our top smoothie recipes for you to try.

kiwi and kale smoothie

Kale fiorentina pizzas

We’ve swapped spinach for kale in this twist on a classic fiorentina pizza. Easy to make and under 500 calories, it beats a take-away

Lamb koftas with kale salad

So easy to put together, lamb koftas make the best weeknight supper. Here we’re serving them with a super healthy Brussels sprouts and kale winter salad for a delicious low-carb dinner.

Kale and broccoli emerald salad with kefir dressing

Crisp and crunchy, this low calorie salad with creamy kefir dressing would make a quick and easy healthy dinner idea. The toasted walnuts add a satisfying bite to the greens. Check out our favourite healthy salad recipes here.

Kale and broccoli emerald salad with kefir dressing

Pork, kale and spring onion stir-fry

A great Christmas week supper if you’ve had enough of the traditional meats and feel like you need some chilli! Really quick to throw together and the pork is delicious with the red chilli, ginger and mirin.

Pasta with kale, garlic and chilli

This healthy, quick vegetarian meal uses only 5 ingredients and is ready in 15 minutes. Try our top healthy pasta recipes here.

Kale and sweet potato hash

Healthy and comforting, this kale and sweet potato hash with a chilli kick is a quick and easy meal to brighten up your day midweek. It also makes a great brunch dish for the weekend.

Swede, kale and sweet potato gratin

This recipe for swede, kale and sweet potato gratin is the perfect side dish or veggie main for the colder months. It takes a little time but is really easy

Squash, kale, caramelised onion & feta tarts

These individual squash, kale, caramelised onion and feta tarts are really easy to make but look impressive and are packed full of flavour. We love the salty feta with the sweet squash and onion.

Kale with lentils and preserved lemon

This recipe for kale with lentils and preserved lemon salad is super-healthy, coming in at under 300 calories, but it’s packed full of delicious flavours. The preserved lemon adds a good zing to this dish.

Kale waldorf salad with buttermilk dressing

This kale waldorf salad with buttermilk dressing is a clever update on a classic and with a good amount of crunch and tangy dressing, it makes for a really useful side dish.

Egg white omelette with kale and sweet potato

This egg white omelette with kale and sweet potato is a great skinny alternative to a normal omelette, but as it’s filled with delicious, healthy ingredients, you won’t feel like you’re missing out and it will keep you full for longer.

Kale salad with roasted butternut squash, pomegranate molasses and almonds

This Kale salad with roasted butternut squash, pomegranate molasses and almonds is easy, ready in 35 minutes, vegetarian and, best of all, under 300 calories. It’s so packed full of flavour from the sweet butternut squash and crunchy almonds though, that you’ll forget you’re being virtuous.

Kale chicken caesar salad

Try this kale chicken caesar salad for a modern twist on the classic caesar salad. This recipe is really easy, ready in just 30 minutes and under 500 calories – perfect for a midweek meal.

Green barley with kale, pistachios and mint

This hearty salad is vegetarian and easy to make but is packed full of different flavours and textures. It goes particularly well with tea-smoked salmon


Feta, baby kale and beet fattoush

This feta, baby kale and beetroot fattoush is vegetarian, easy and ready in under 30 minutes. Plus, it’s under 500 calories. Use a mix of colours of beetroot if you like