7 Simple And Easy Vegan Kale Recipe Ideas

By Janice Larsen
Updated August 30, 2016
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7 Simple And Easy Vegan Kale Recipe Ideas1. Spicy Kale and Tofu

This is one of the most simple and easy vegan kale recipes you can make. Drain 16 ounces of extra firm tofu and cut into 1 inch cubes, place in a roasting pan for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F with a small amount of olive oil, then remove and place into a skillet with 1 cup of fine diced onion, 1 seeded minced jalapeno, 1 teaspoon of chili powder, 2 cups of vegetable broth, 1/2 cup organic peanut butter, 2 tablespoons tomato paste, 1 bunch kale copped with stems removed, and 1 tablespoon of lime juice. Simmer for 15 minutes and enjoy.

2. Kale And Carrot Salad

This might seem like an odd pair but it's also a delicious one, and it could make a great addition to your list of simple and easy vegan kale recipes. Remove the ribs from your kale, wash thoroughly and dice into small bite sized pieces. Next shred some carrot, and thinly slice scallion to sprinkle throughout your kale. Mix together 2 tablespoons of olive oil with 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

3. Kale, Quinoa and Broccoli Curry

In a large pot heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat and add 3 cups of broccoli and cauliflower add salt and pepper to taste. Add one red onion diced, along with 1 teaspoon of curry powder and cumin and stir for 30 seconds. Add 1 cup of presoaked quinoa and toast for one minute before pouring in 2 cups of vegetable broth, one tablespoon of lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper, and 3 cups of ribbed diced kale. Serve when kale wilts in pan.

4. Spicy Kale Stir Fry

In a medium saucepan add 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat, add 10 ounces of ribbed diced kale, 1/2 head green lacinato, 1/2 head red cabbage, 1 red onion diced, 2 tablespoon sesame seeds, 2 tablespoons of grated ginger, and 1 tablespoon of lime juice. Sprinkle with dried chili flakes to taste, heat until greens begin to wilt, serve hot.

5. Kale and Quinoa Pilaf

In a medium sauce pan bring 1 cup of vegetable broth and 1 cup of water with 1 cup of rinsed and drained quinoa. Bring to a boil before reducing to a simmer and covering for 15 minutes. Lift lid and add 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, and 8 ounces of ribbed diced kale, cook until kale wilts and serve for an excellent addition to your simple and easy vegan kale recipes.

6. Soy Chorizo and Kale Breakfast Skillet

Peel and dice 2 lbs of red potato and place into a heated skillet with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper. Move potatoes sparingly until they begin to become golden on edges then add 12 ounces of soy chorizo and 12 ounces of ribbed diced kale. Stir in 2 tablespoons of hot sauce, and cook until kale wilts and soy chorizo has browned. Serve.

7. Savory Kale Mash

For a sensational addition to your simple and easy vegan kale recipes try spicing up your potatoes by adding kale. Boil 4 large peeled diced potatoes in a medium pot of water, add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste, along with 2 wedges of peeled diced garlic, when potatoes become tender add 2 cups of ribbed diced kale and drain water. Mash all of the ingredients in the pot with a drizzle of olive oil and more salt and pepper to taste.





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