Meet the New Fall Superfood You Need in Your Fridge
Kalettes are the newest thing to hit the produce stand, and we’re totally into them. A hybrid between Brussels sprouts and kale, these little bundles are crispy green with a mellow Brussels flavor. Created using traditional cross-pollination methods, farmers have definitely figured out how to get the best of both veggie worlds. They’re so cute, crunchy and versatile that Move Nourish Believe is calling them the “hippest, coolest vegetable of 2015.”
What are Kalettes?
Although they were developed by a seed company in the United Kingdom, kalettes are slowly making their way around the globe. Look for them at your local grocery store this fall. Trader Joe’s is selling them in eight-ounce bags labeled “kale sprouts.” In some places, kalettes will be available year-round, but like their other cruciferous cousins, they will be especially delish in the fall and winter months. This mighty veggie is also a superpower when it comes to health, with tons of vitamins and good-for-you fiber. The veggies are definitely a new thing, so if you can’t find them yet in your area, continue to look out for them in the coming year.
How to cook kalettes
Because of their mild flavor, kalettes are delicious raw or cooked. We love them roasted, sauteed or tossed in salads and pasta. Steaming, stir-frying or quickly microwaving are also great methods to help retain the veggie’s nutritional value. Read on for more tasty how-to ideas!
1. Barbequed Potato and Kalette Salad With Salmon: This salad of potatoes, peas, onions and kalettes gets a quick char on the grill to caramelize them slightly and bring out their natural flavor. Sub in sliced sweet potatoes in the fall for a seasonal spin. (via Taste AU)
2. Whole-Grain Roasted Kalette Pizza With Grilled Chicken: Adding kalettes to pizza is a great way to notch up the flavor and color. This one has a whole-grain crust, so you can still feel good while getting your pizza fix. (via Climbing Grier Mountain)
4. Spicy Parmesan-Garlic Zucchini Pasta With Sausage and Kalettes: Healthy foodies will love this dish. It replaces pasta with zucchini noodles, so you get an extra dose of veggie goodness along with those kalettes. (via Inspiralized)
5. Chicken Sausage, Kalette and Red Onion Sheet Pan Supper: This is one of those perfect fall meals. It’s comforting and hearty without being too indulgent. Plus, it all comes together in one pan. The roasting method gives kalettes the perfect amount of crisp. (via Heartbeet Kitchen)
Do you have a favorite green veggie? Tell us in the comments below.
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