Simple Roasted Kale Sprouts are a flavorful addition to your table. This simple roasted recipe is packed with vitamins and key nutrients for a tasty dish that steals the show at any meal!
Some people stand in line at the Apple store for 200 hours awaiting the release of the newest i-Gadget. Others will camp out for days to score the hottest rock concert tickets. I will search high and low for a new vegetable then squeal with delight when it turns out to be a major hit. I am on a mission to make veggies as cool as rock stars and iPhones. So we stand here today to honor a major star in the vegetable world. She’s new here so let’s give her some love.
Introducing the Kalette
Also called a Kale Sprout – or also a Kale Lollipop. Ok, so I guess the name thing hasn’t stuck yet. It’s a cross between Red Russian Kale and Brussels sprouts. Two of the yummiest veggies on the planet fell in love, got married, and had babies. The babies are called Kalette! Kale sprouts are less bitter than Brussels sprouts and more tender than kale. They still contain a healthy dose of vitamins C and K and double the amount of B6 than traditional sprouts. You will find them at your local Trader Joe’s under the name “Kale Sprouts”.
My favorite way to cook kale sprouts is roasting. However, you can get creative and prepare a variety of ways. To be clear this vegetable is a hybrid, not a GMO (or Genetically Modified Organism) the difference being that GMO foods have had their DNA altered, whereas a hybrid has been naturally cross-pollinated.
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Simple Roasted Kale Sprouts
- Preheat oven to 425°
- Prepare the kale sprouts by trimming any tough ends off. Then spread out on a baking sheet in a single layer with the garlic. Toss with olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper
- Roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until tender inside and crispy outside.
- Remove from oven and serve with a squeeze of lemon juice
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