Soup Or Salad? 6 Dinosaur Kale Dishes To Help Make The Decision Easier

Maybe we should rephrase that. This delicious collection of dinosaur kale dishes will undoubtably make your life easier, but it may send your customers into a frenzy if they have to choose between them all. Jokes aside, dinosaur kale (or tuscan kale) is almost specifically tailored to the soup and salad game and can amplify dishes in ways that curly kale simply cannot. But don’t just take our word for it.

Broccoli Rabe and Kale Harvest Salad

You don’t have to go far to find a fantastic salad. Our broccoli rabe and kale harvest salad isn’t your garden variety appetizer; it uses both standard and unusual ingredients (we’re looking at you faro and maple syrup) to create a dish that offers a little something for everyone. Bust out your salad tongs and get crunching. 

White Bean And Kale Soup

You know em, you love em, you can’t get enough of em. White bean and kale soup is one of our all time favorite kale soups, effortlessly walking the line between simplicity and elegance. Dinosaur kale is a solid substitution in this dish due to its tender leaves, but be aware that it’ll cook faster than other varieties.

Greek Kale Salad

Take inspiration from dino kale’s other name and craft a salad full of classic Mediterranean flavors. This is a great place to use pinch-hitter produce like olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and chickpeas, as the tenderness of dino kale invites cooperation with a bunch of different textures. Once all of the ingredients make their way into the bowl and get covered in an ample dose of tahini, your customers will be in side salad heaven. 

Portuguese Kale Soup

A little more hearty than other kale soups, Portuguese kale soup could easily serve as a main course rather than a side. Like many portuguese dishes, the true success in this dish relies on the quality of the ingredients, so be sure to get only the best kale, potatoes and linguica. If you can’t get your hands on the latter, you can sub chorizo for linguica, but it will have a much more pronounced spicy flavor.

Kale BLT Salad

Taking the guilt of bread from a BLT is an idea that took too long to pop into someones brain. A kale BLT salad can be an easy addition to your menu, particularly due to the simplicity of the ingredients. There’s nothing basic about the flavor profile though; savory, juicy, and refreshing flavors tango with ease. Make sure to tear your dinosaur kale into ribbons beforehand though; whole leaves can be a little too toothsome.

Cream of Kale Soup

Healthy and aesthetically pleasing, cream of kale soup is tailor made for the budding foodie. To offer an unexpected, vegan friendly twist, we like to omit the traditional “cream” and use coconut milk instead. Better yet, you can (and absolutely should) use any remaining coconut milk to create a beautiful streak design in your soup once you’re done.