Warm Kalette Salad

November6

Presenting! The Fabulous Kalettes!

A delicious different side-dish: a Warm Kalette Salad! This is what happens when kale and Brussels sprouts hook up: a non-genetically modified veggie.

 

No, it’s not a girl group from the ’60s. This is what happens when kale and Brussels sprouts hook up: a non-genetically modified vegetable that’s full of fiber, vitamin C, K and B6.

And, oh, are they delicious, with a slightly sweet and surprising nutty flavor.

Kalettes are also gorgeous. They have crunchy, deep purple stems with soft bright green leaves. I discovered them in a farmers’ market this summer, but since then I’ve seen them at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. Melissa’s Produce also carries them, but they call them Kale Sprouts (cute!).

Presenting the fabulous Kalettes! This is what happens when kale and Brussels sprouts hook up: a non-genetically modified veggie full of vitamins and fiber.

Kalettes are great raw in a salad (chop them up a little first), but I also like them grilled, steamed, sautéed or roasted. If you do cook them, watch them carefully so you don’t burn their tiny, delicate leaves.

Besides trimming the ends, and rinsing them in cool water (of course), Kalettes don’t take much prep. This Warm Kalette Salad is fast and simple to make and, with the fresh feta cheese and pomegranate, makes a gorgeous side dish!

They may not be a girl group… but Kalettes ROCK! (Sorry…)

 

A delicious different side-dish: a Warm Kalette Salad! This is what happens when kale and Brussels sprouts hook up: a non-genetically modified veggie.


Like it? Share it!

11 thoughts on “Warm Kalette Salad

  1. Ashley

    Thanks for linking up to last week’s Tasty Tuesday linky. I’ve pinned your recipe to the Creative K Kids Pinterest board. I hope you’ll join us again this week.

    Reply
  2. Ashley

    Oh wow this looks so yummy! Love salads with bits of fruit and nuts in it! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. I hope you’ll join us again next week. Sharing your post on Twitter!

    Reply
  3. Cristina @ I Say Nomato

    Kalettes sound like a great girl group! I would definitely give a listen 🙂 This salad looks so fresh, I’m a sucker for a good warm salad. I’ve never had kalette, but I find kale to be too bitter for me – are they bitter as well, or does the pomegranate molasses help counter that? Thanks for sharing with the Wednesday Showcase!

    Reply
  4. Lynn

    Hi Christina. I’m so excited to try this salad! I haven’t found Kalettes in the store yet, though I planted some in my garden.

    YUM!

    Have a great day, Lynn

    Reply
    1. Christina Post author

      Lynn that is so cool on many fronts: A. You have a garden (jealous) and B. That you’re going to try this salad. Let me know what you think. I you can’t find Pomegranate Syrup, that’s okay. It still tastes great!

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Hi…
I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: mama@mamashighstrung.com.