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.
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
Raw Vegan Kale Chips by Art of 4 Elements
Cheesy Nacho Kale Chips by Flora Foodie
Vegan Cheesy Kale Chips by Garlic Matters
Nacho Cheese Raw Vegan Kale Chips by Amanda Nicole Smith
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
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
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
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
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 Kale Pesto by Gracious Vegan
Vegan Pistachio Hemp Pesto by Greens and Fries
Pumpkin Seed Kale Pesto by Run Like Kale
The Best Vegan Kale Pesto by The Wild Manifesto
Kale Pumpkin Seed Pesto by Jane's Healthy Kitchen
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 Lemon 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
Green Detox Kale Salad by Food Without Regrets
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!
Also known as the "Hairy Vegan Animal", cooking healthy, delicious, plant-based meals has been Joey's true passion since he went vegan in 2015. He has a masters in Nutrition and Food Science and is committed to making the internet a place of education and knowledge rather than misinformation and clickbait. He currently lives in Delaware with his wife.