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Roasted Winter Kale

Lacinato kale (often sold as "dinosaur kale" or "Tuscan kale") is a little crisper when roasted than ordinary kale, and its shape looks prettier on the plate. Flavor-wise, though, regular kale would be just fine to use. Serve the kale on its own as a snack, or as part of a composed plate with Calvados Pan-Fried Pork Chops and Spicy Roasted Pears.

  • Yield:


  • 1/2 bunch Lacinato kale (4.5 oz.), rinsed and thoroughly dried
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Pepper and coarse sea salt to taste


1. Heat oven to 375°.

2. Toss kale leaves in olive oil and spread in a single layer on a large sheet pan. Season with pepper.

3. Roast 10 to 13 minutes, or until crisp, turning over halfway through. Remove from oven and sprinkle with salt and more pepper.


Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 167
  • Calories from fat: 95%
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 1.9g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Sodium: 8.1mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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Roasted Winter Kale Recipe