I love kale chips and have kale with practically EVERYTHING. I have only ever eaten raw kale in smoothies and it is unbearably bitter!! mmm… I have tried kale many times in restaurants recently and have never known how to make it – thanks for the tips! They also add crushed red pepper and vinegar; or lemon juice. I was on a mission. I have been scouring the web for info on how to de-bitterize kale. But I will be sure to let you know how it goes when it happens! . I like kale chips – tossed in a little EVOO, garlic powder, cayenne, and baked…holy moses, those are good! I like your blog. I am going to the Saturday market tomorrow to pick up some good kale (all the stuff I see in the stores is always wilted), and will boil it up, and mix it into a lentil-veggie stew I made a couple days ago. Thanks for liking my post. You really want to get some flavors in on that last step, so don’t be afraid to go wild. It’s funny that I’ve just seen this post as I was just telling some friends that I refuse to cook kale (but mostly because I have no idea what to do with it). Hmm, I actually haven’t tasted the broth. Love this! That means if you plant kale in the spring in a hot climate, by the mid-summer, it’s going to be a tough, barely edible mess. Lol, I LOVE kale! I’ve just started trying to incorporate kale into our menu and haven’t been able to get the hubby and toddler(who LOVES green veggies!) Harvesting in the Heat. I’m allergic to kale but I eat it anyway. I learned this from Madhur Joffrey. I love kale. Massaging greens with salad dressing will take even more of the bitterness away. Now I know – boil it instead! I love kale, though I mostly use it in kale chips or smoothies! Kale gets sweeter in the fall after a frost. Kale and other leafy greens greatly benefit from a nice massage before you mix them in a salad. Enter your email address to subscribe to Hungry & Fit and receive notifications of new posts by email (and we'll love you forever). How We Are Going to Get Back in Shape (and you can too)! You just inspired me to try kale again! So how much of all the vitamins are you BOILING OUT to get rid of the bitterness??? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You’ve inspired me . Country folks have been eating them for years. You need to be able to notice the ‘slide’ from the carefree non-judgemental person you used to be to the bitter and twisted person you are becoming. Ironically, bitter foods like kale, dandelion greens, and broccoli rabe, are usually some of the healthiest, and most detoxifying foods…if only we could get past the taste. In fact, massaged kale salads keep well overnight in the refrigerator and there will likely be no hint of bitterness but all the same nutrients! When we were first introduced to kale, we started a love/hate relationship with this leafy green. I bake mine with some sesame seeds and paprika, its like healthy chips YUM! A quick tip. So, let me share with you how to easily make your kale taste great. Your email address will not be published. We loved it because of its nutritional and health value.. but like many people we found it a bit too bitter. I steam kale and then eat it with a few pine nuts sprinkled in. It does however, take self awareness. Here’s a hack to to remove the bitterness.. Shmuel Recipes. Question here though… is the water it’s boiled in bitter after cooking (I’m thinking of putting it in soup, but wonder if I should boil, drain and rinse first, or if the simple act of boiling somehow completely destroys the bitter compounds, in which case, I could just throw the raw pieces into the soup and let it cook there). I next went to Fred Meyer’s & bought fresh kale & spinach separate & juiced it and it was excellent. Plus get new recipes weekly, Awesome "Life Hack" from the Genesis Story, Incredible view of the Sea of Galilee – Peace Vista, 4 cups of kale (rubbed through with about 2 tablespoons of GGOO to eliminate bitterness.). Goes a long way! Its leaves get tough and bitter when temperatures are in the high 80s or 90s. Thanks, that is kind of what I’m thinking too. Definitely trying this!