All Kale Everything Recipes/Lesson Plan

Feb 27, 2013

All Kale Everything – Massaged Kale Salad, Cheezy Kale Chips
Lesson plan created by rachel bolden-kramer for culinary classes at Keys to Abundant Life
Read about how the youth responded to the recipe and more here.flamin' hot kale chips


  • Antioxidants – found in veggies, these help neutralize harmful free radicals that cause cell damage
  • Brassica – the cabbage family of vegetables
  • Alzheimer’s – a disease that causes damage to the brain.  Vitamin K in kale is found to be a treatment


  • Science – Kale has vitamin K, which is important for bone health, like calcium, and is more beneficial to our bones than milk!
  • Technology – We will mimic the process of dehydration by baking kale chips in the oven on a low temperature.  Dehydration helps us retain the most nutrients in our food.
  • Engineering – We will create a perfect consistency for our pate in our food processor.  We will create a chiffonade of kale leaves for the salad
  • Math – We will need to measure 1 cup of nuts for each batch of pate, broke up over two batches.

Equipment Needed

Cutting boards
Small food processor
Citrus press
Measuring cup
Cookie sheets
Parchment paper

 Nut/Seed Pate

  • 1 cup brazil nuts, cashews, or seeds
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 capful turmeric
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend until thoroughly combined and almost creamy


Massaged Kale Salad

  • 4 bunches of kale
  • 6 avocados
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 6 cucumbers
  • 2 white onions
  • 4 sheets of nori
  • 2 lemons
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • nut/seed pate


Wash and de-stem kale.  Stack leaves and roll into a bunch.  Cut strips by slicing the roll to create a chiffonade.  Place strips in bowl and massage with lemon juice and olive oil.  Cover and let kale marinate.  Add chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, onion, shredded nori, and dulse powder.  Toss with nut/seed pate.  Serve!


Cheezy Kale Chips

  • 2-4 bunches of kale
  • nut/see pate


Preheat oven to 300.  Wash and de-stem kale.  Tear into chip size.  Toss in pate.  Lay chips on baking sheet.  Bake for 10 minutes or until dry and crispy.

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