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I always see that a step in recipes using kale is to discard the stems. Don't do that! The stems are full of vitamins and fiber, not to mention zingy flavours. I like to make pesto with mine using cashews. The cashews support the bright kale flavour by giving it a nice, full creaminess. They also cost less than pine nuts.
Most people throw the kale and chard stems away but they are really good and tasty! Just chop the stems thinly and sauté with onions and olive oil for a few minutes. Very healthy and delicious to go with any side along with your protein.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 people
After cutting the tougher stem off from my kale for salads and some recipes I decided to try to use my pasta measuring stick instead. Just pull the kale (or other tough leaves like collards I bet!) through one of the wholes and the stem is removed from the leaves!