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Cavolo nero

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Minestrone

Ingredients
  • 1 medium leek, white and pale-green parts only, quartered lengthwise, sliced 1/4 inch thick, and washed well
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3/4 cup dried cannellini beans (5 ounces)
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 large celery stalk, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 cups water, plus more for soaking
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and minced
  • 2 large celery stalks, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 large onion, peeled and minced (1 cup)
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (grated on medium holes of a box grater)
  • 1 large red potato, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 ounces prosciutto ends (optional), cut into pieces
  • 1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup best-quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 pound green beans, trimmed and cut on the diagonal into 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) whole peeled plum tomatoes, crushed and juice reserved
  • 1 bunch Tuscan kale (about 5 ounces), tough stems removed, leaves cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1/4 head savoy cabbage, cored and very thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 rind (about 3 inches) Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus freshly grated cheese for serving (optional)
  • 4 ounces prosciutto ends (optional)
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Basil pesto, for serving (optional)
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Kale Crisps with Sea Salt and Lemon

Time:50 mins
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Kale Salad with Chicken and Sweet Potato

Time:35 mins
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Savory Oat Groats and Kale

Other Ideas:
Kale, Oats, Side dishes
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion (1/2 cup), finely chopped
  • 1 medium leek, white and pale-green parts only, halved lengthwise, cut into matchsticks, and rinsed well
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 small carrot, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 cup oat groats
  • 1 cup homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 6 ounces Tuscan kale (also called cavolonero), stemmed and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-wide strips
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Crushed red-pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
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Crisp Kale Nests with Soft-Cooked Eggs

Time:55 mins
Other Ideas:
Eggs, Kale, Main course
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Cavolo Nero and Cannellini Bean Soup

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds cavolo nero (also called Tuscan kale), stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 dried red chile, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 4 cups homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken stock
  • 8 ounces dried cannellini beans, soaked according to package instructions
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 loaf Tuscan bread (about 6 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices and toasted
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Chef Oliver's Italian Bread and Cabbage Soup

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Tuscan Kale with Orecchiette

Time:35 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes, plus more for serving
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 pound tuscan kale, stems removed and leaves torn into 3-inch pieces (about 10 cups)
  • 12 ounces orecchiette
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup grated Pecorino-Romano cheese
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 ounces semisoft goat cheese (such as Le Chevrot), for serving
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Winter Minestrone

Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound dried cannellini beans
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 cup whole canned tomatoes, with their juice, crushed
  • 1 pound butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 medium russet potato, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 bunch kale (preferably Tuscan), thick stems removed and leaves cut crosswise into 1-inch ribbons (about 8 cups)
  • 3-inch piece Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese rind, plus grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, for serving
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt, plus more if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more if needed
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
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Savory Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients
  • 4 large round sweet potatoes, (10 to 12 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, flakes
  • 4 ounces Tuscan kale, trimmed and thinly sliced (about 2 1/4 cups)
  • 4 ounces firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
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