Mathematician-turned-pizzaiolo Jeff Mahin is no traditionalist when it comes to pie toppings; one favorite combination calls for crispy purple kale, young pecorino, roasted garlic, and cracked black peppercorns.
Best Kale Dishes in the U.S.
In recent years, dark leafy kale has undergone a spectacular transformation from a humble, overlooked ingredient to the supergreen-of-the-moment whose popularity shows no signs of ebbing. Credit its unparalleled nutritional makeupkale packs in plenty of vitamin A, folate, and calciumand its immense versatility. Crisp, pop-in-the-oven kale chips certainly smashed the greens once-staid reputationand that was only the beginning. Now enterprising chefs are using kale in any number of ways, from ingenious salads (the sturdy leaves hold their texture well under heavy dressing) to an untraditional topping for pizza.
If these great kale dishes leave you inspired to whip some kale-filled at home, try these oh-so-delicious kale recipes.