An extremely simple yet flavorful starter or side dish perfect when kale is in season and crispy. Kale is particularly good when the weather is cold and olive oil is slightly bitter. This simple authentic Tuscan recipe is made using slices of unsalted Tuscan bread, garlic, oil, salt and pepper. All you need to do is toast the slices, rub the bread with a clove of garlic and place the boiled kale leaves on top (drain them) with salt and pepper and finally drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
Why Kale You Ask?
The Benefits of Kale
At just 33 calories, one cup of raw kale has:
- Nearly 3 grams of protein
- 2.5 grams of fiber (which helps manage blood sugar and makes you feel full)
- Vitamins A, C, and K
- Folate, a B vitamin that’s key for brain development
- Alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid. (While kale has far less omega-3 than fish, it is another way to get some of this healthy fat into your diet.
- Lutein and zeaxanthin, nutrients that give kale its deep, dark green coloring and protect against macular degeneration and cataracts Minerals including phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and zinc