When is cavolo nero in season?
UK cavolo nero season starts in June and ends in October. Cavolo nero is at its best between July and October.
What are the benefits of cavolo nero?
Our expert nutritionist, Tracey Raye, says, "cavolo nero is rich in fibre and high in anti-inflammatory flavonoids. This deep green, cruciferous veg contains more vitamin C than a whole orange. It also contains vitamin K, vital for blood clotting and antioxidants that support eye health."
Cavolo nero recipes
Make the most of cavolo nero season with this low-calorie, flavour-packed pasta dish. It makes a quick and easy mid-week evening meal for two.
Cavolo nero is the star of this vegetarian, low-calorie and gluten-free salad. With its contrasting textures and flavours, this salad is striking to look at and packed full of the nutrients our bodies are craving.
Try this riot of all things green and nutritious, from cavolo nero to spinach and sugar snap peas. There are cheesy dumplings on top too, for a touch of indulgence.
Celebrate fresh cavolo nero with our creamy veggie orzo risotto. Add sweet peas and punchy chilli for a warming midweek meal. Orzo pasta makes a great base for risottos.
Try this pillowy sweet potato gnudi recipe with lemony cavolo nero and crispy sage. This impressive dish comes from Edinburgh restaurant, 27 Elliott's. Similar to gnocchi, gnudi are instead made from ricotta, making them a lighter alternative.
Look for herby sausages that are already well-seasoned, so that you only need a few extra ingredients (including all-important cavolo nero) to make up a hearty plate of food.