Sweet, plump, juicy and red, strawberries are synonymous with summer.
While we can get strawberries at the grocery store year-round, nothing compares to fresh, ripe local berries in the summer.
We can easily devour pints by themselves (sometimes with a little bit of whipped cream), but they are excellent to cook with, as well, pairing with ingredients such as balsamic vinegar, black pepper, cream cheese, almonds and rhubarb.
It looked like the makings of dinner at a yoga retreat. There was a sheet pan filled with cherry tomatoes, glistening with olive oil, dusted in lime zest, showered in salt and pepper. Beside it, another pan: a soy-drizzled mound of ripped kale and dried shaved coconut. There were the ingredients for a dressing as well: miso paste from Japan; tahini from the Levant; local honey; a knob of ginger; a bright red pepper. All of this was very beautiful. But I didn’t see how it was going to come together. read more →
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
salt and pepper read more →
This hearty meal in a bowl features tender pieces of dark and white meat chicken simmered with potatoes, leek, and kale. The Dijon mustard adds just the right amount of tanginess to the robust stew.
Roasting kale is amazing—the leaves turn from a dusty dark green to dark emerald with brown-tinged curly edges that crunch. This vegetable side is delicious served hot from the oven; the leaves lose their crisp texture as the dish stands. read more →
85g pine nuts, toasted
85g parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), coarsely grated, plus extra to serve (optional)
3 garlic cloves read more →
This refreshing, superhealthy salad is one of chef Marcus Samuelsson’s favorite ways to showcase kale; massaging the leaves with vinegar, salt and olive oil makes them tender and sweet. This recipe is adapted from the chef’s book Marcus Off Duty.
TOTAL TIME: 50 MIN SERVINGS: 8 TO 10
A riff on the classic warm spinach-and-bacon salad, this recipe features thin ribbons of kale instead. Any variety of kale works, but flatter-leaf lacinato kale makes it extra-special.
Makes: 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes