Ultimate List of the Best Vegan Kale Recipes

If you've read our Benefits of Kale article, you're probably looking for more ways to incorporate kale into your every day life. For those of you who love trying new things, we've put together a compilation of the best (vegan) ways to prepare kale.

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For even more recipes, be sure to check out our posts on the top vegan cookbooks as well as raw vegan cookbooks!


Kale Chips

Let's face it, potato chips are absolutely delicious - that's what makes them so addicting. However, there's no denying that they aren't particularly great for the human body. They tend to contain more refined oil than actual health promoting whole plant foods. For people who are missing that satisfying and comforting crunch, plant-based kale chips can provide a delicious alternative.

Check out some of the delicious recipes below. Variety is the spice of life and there are tons of ways new and interesting ways to prepare kale chips.

Sriracha Vegan Kale Chips by Eating by Elaine

Loaded Kale Nachos by Destination Delish

Seedy Vegan Kale Chips by Organically Mandy

Maple Bacon Kale Chips by Easy Vegan Life

Raw (Dehydrated) Cheesy Kale Chips by OmNomAlly

Beet and Kale Chips by Nutrition Artist

Cheesy, Turmeric, Garlic Kale Chips by Whole Lovely Life

Dino Garlic Kale Chips by Confetti Kitchen

Za'Atar Spiced Air Fried Kale Chips by One Arab Vegan - Check out our air fryer section if you'd like to make your own!

Raw Vegan Kale Chips by Art of 4 Elements

Cheesy Nacho Kale Chips by Flora Foodie

Vegan Cheesy Kale Chips by Garlic Matters


Kale Entrees

Being that kale isn't all that calorie dense, it is best incorporated into a bigger meal. We've compiled some awesome entrees that feature kale as an accessory or as one of the main components of the dish. All of them are 100% plant based so you can be sure you'll be reaping the benefits of nutrients and phytochemicals.

Mushroom and Kale Pesto w/ Cashew Parmesan by The Happiness Kitchen

Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Kale Chips by The Hanging Spoon

Kale Pesto Pasta Zoodles (Dairy Free) by Easy GF Recipes - be sure to check out our best zoodle maker post to learn how to make your own!

Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes w Black Beans and Kale by Serving Realness

Vegan Italian Kale Stuffed Peppers by Parsnips and Pastries

Kale Pistachio Pesto by Makingsof

Spaghetti Squash and Kale Vegan Pesto by Tina Paymaster

Vegan Kale Quinoa Bowl with Peanut Dressing by The Kitchen Paper


Kale Soups

There's nothing quite as comforting and as flavorful as a well-made soup.  Soups give you the opportunity to cook with a wide variety of flavors and let them fully develop by cooking it for long periods of time. All of these vegan kale soup recipes are an awesome way to get essential nutrients while enjoying a variety of deep and developed flavor profiles.

Broccoli Kale Soup by Amcarmen's Kitchen

Potato, White Bean, and Kale Soup by Epicurean Vegan

Kale and Sweet Potato Chowder by Catching Seeds

Vegan Sausage Potato Kale Soup by Herban Yums

Cashew Kale Chickpea Soup Skinny Fitalicious

Acorn Squash Kale Soup w/ Vegetable Broth by Fashionable Foods

Kale and Sweet Potato Soup w/ Cumin by A Modest Feast

Kale, Swiss Chard and Kidney Bean Soup by Wholesome Savory Eats


Kale Smoothies and Smoothie Bowls

To many people, the thought of eating kale for breakfast might sound crazy! However, by combining kale with fruit and putting it in a smoothie or smoothie bowl, you can get in your greens at any point during the day. These blended creations also allow you to combine kale with other nutrient dense ingredients to give you everything you need to stay happy, awake, and focused throughout the day!

Young Kale and Coconut Smoothie by Plant Based Recipe

Coconut Kale Green Smoothie by Dr. Vikki Petersen

Mango Kale Ginger Smoothie by Mimi's Vegan Kitchen


Kale Dips and Sauces

If you didn't already know, kale and basil make an awesome combination! Throw in some nuts in there for extra nutrient absorption from the fats and you've got a fabulous pesto. We've got a bunch of recipes for you to try and they are all slightly different so be sure to browse around, experiment, and find your favorite!

Vegan Pistachio Hemp Pesto by Greens and Fries

The Best Vegan Kale Pesto by The Wild Manifesto

Kale Pumpkin Seed Pesto by Jane's Healthy Kitchen


Kale Salads

There's nothing quite as refreshing and fulfilling as a well-made salad. As simple as it may seem, creating a delicious salad in your own house can actually be quite challenging (I know from experience). Follow these recipes step by step and you'll be creating restaurant quality kale salads in no time!

Kale Salad with Almond Butter Ginger Dressing by Rise Shine Cook

Avocado Kale Salad by Vegan Nomad Life

Detoxifying Kale Salad by Leah's Plate

Strawberry Kale Salad with freshly squeezed Lemon and Tahini Dressing by Feeding Your Beauty

Massaged Kale Salad by Soul in the Raw

Baby Kale Raspberry Salad w/ Nectarine Balsamic Dressing by A Harmony Healing

Vegan Kale Caesar Salad by Spinach for Breakfast

Kale with Sesame Tahini Sauce by Jane's Healthy Kitchen

Cranberry Bread Kale Salad by ABC Vegan

Want to contribute your own vegan kale recipe? Please link it to us in the comment section!

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