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35 Keto Kale Recipes Worth Keeping

Louise Hendon | April 25
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Kale chips, green smoothies, even a good old-fashioned salad, kale seems like it’s everywhere these days. And it’s easy to understand why!

Dr. Austin Perlmutter, M.D. says, “Kale is jam-packed with vitamins. Eating one cup of chopped kale gets you over 200% of your daily value of vitamin A, 134% of your daily value for vitamin C, and almost 700% of your daily value for vitamin K! In addition, kale contains important minerals like manganese, potassium, and copper.”

It’s a true superfood!

But if you need a little inspiration to keep kale on the plate, look no further than this list of 35 Keto Kale recipes. This list is chock-full of inventive ideas for everyone’s favorite leafy green.

From introductory recipes for simple and delicious cooked kale to how to make your own kale chips with a home dehydrator! And if you’re looking for something new, why not try out our Keto Kale recipes for Kale Tater Tots or Kale Pesto?

Here are just a few of the Keto Kale Recipes we’ve included:

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Keto Kale Salad Recipes

Keto Kale Caesar Salad

– Keto Summit

Keto Kale Caesar Salad Recipe [Paleo, Low Carb, Dairy-Free] #salad #recipe http://ketosummit.com/keto-kale-caesar-salad-recipe

Ingredients: bacon, chicken breast, coconut oil, eggs, raspberries, kale leaves, black pepper, Paleo mayo, anchovies, mustard, garlic, salt.


Unlike traditional Caesar salads which are full of dairy and croutons, this one uses kale leaves for added nutrition and a keto-friendly dressing which is dairy-free. This dish is packed with different flavors and textures, making the salad much more interesting. You have fresh, juicy raspberries, soft boiled egg and crispy bacon – a party in your mouth!

Keto Kale and Blueberry Salad

– Keto Summit

Kale and Blueberry Salad Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP] #paleo #keto #aip #recipes - https://ketosummit.com/kale-blueberry-salad-recipe-paleo-keto-aip

Ingredients: kale, blueberries, sliced almonds or coconut flakes, red onion, parsley, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper.

Kale has so many more nutrients than other salad leaves, so this delicious keto salad could be a good way to increase your intake. Teamed with the juicy blueberries, the crunchy kale, and sweet red onion, this salad could be a wonderful light lunch option or a side salad for cooked meats or fish. If you use the light dressing suggested here you won’t mask the flavors of the other ingredients.

Calamari Kale & Kalamata Olive Salad

– Meatified

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Ingredients: calamari, baby kale, shallot, Kalamata olives, lemon juice, fresh cilantro, extra virgin olive oil.


If you are new to eating kale, which is one of the most nutritious vegetables around, or if your family are not keen, you might enjoy this delicious salad as it uses baby kale with a subtler flavor than regular kale leaves. Topped with the flavorful and tender calamari and studded with olives, this salad would go very well for lunch on a summer day!

Kale Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

– Grazed and Enthused

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Ingredients: curly kale, olive oil, broccoli florets, pepitas, hemp seeds, cilantro, coconut butter or manna, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, sea salt.

This lovely keto kale recipe has the added health benefits of pepitas which are full of nutrients and add a special contrast of texture to the dish. It might seem strange, but massaging the kale leaves helps to soften them slightly, making them much easier to eat, and they taste amazing with this lemon and garlic dressing. This would be great served with chicken or fish.

Fiesta Lime Chicken Salad

– Adventures In Partaking

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Ingredients: lime juice, olive oil, sea salt, dried marjoram, ginger powder, chicken breasts, avocados, strawberries, cilantro leaves, red onion.

The fusion of colors and textures in this salad just make you want to dive in with a fork! It has the freshness of lime contrasting the chunky chicken and smooth avocado, with a hint of sweetness from the strawberries. This keto recipe uses cilantro, but kale or spinach would also work well here. This would be lovely served for lunch on a summer day as it involves no cooking at all.

Fennel & Kale Salad with Lemon Thyme Dressing

– My Heart Beets

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Ingredients: fennel bulb, baby kale, avocado, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, sea salt, black pepper, garlic, fresh thyme, sweetener of choice.

Because kale has quite a strong earthy flavor it can carry the citrus kick from the lemon thyme dressing, and the whole dish is complemented by the baby kale leaves which are packed with nutrients and are really good for you! If you have time, you can make up the dressing the day before and leave it in the refrigerator overnight, then the flavors will be more intense.

Massaged Kale and Avocado Salad

– Savory Lotus

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Ingredients: kale (Lacinato/Dino variety), olive oil or avocado oil, lemon juice, sea salt, avocado, nutritional yeast, sea salt, black pepper, pumpkin seeds.

This keto kale recipe takes just a few minutes to get ready so it would be great for dinner on a busy day or as a light lunch option. Massaging the kale makes the fibers break down a bit so the kale is much easier to digest and the avocado gives a lovely contrast in texture to the kale. Then the whole dish is freshened by adding the lemon juice. Summer on a plate!

How I Make My Kale

– PaleOMG

Ingredients: bacon, kale, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, lemon juice.

This is a basic recipe that shows you one of the best ways to cook kale and it pairs the leaves with bacon giving the whole dish a wonderful flavor. Cooking the kale in bacon fat lets the leaves wilt and take on the flavor of the bacon, so this would be a good dish to make to introduce more kale into your family’s diet. This would make a super-tasty breakfast and you could even add an egg for more protein.

Keto Kale Breakfast Recipes

Paleo Kale and Chives Egg Muffins

– Paleo Flourish

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Ingredients: eggs, almond or coconut milk, kale, chives, salt, pepper.

Here is another great versatile recipe for a simple and tasty breakfast! They can be made as the recipe states, or you can line the muffin cups with prosciutto for an even better flavor. Don’t worry if the family doesn’t want kale for breakfast – you can swap it for spinach which a lot of people find easier to eat, but they could be persuaded to try the kale if you chop it really small.

Kale and Eggs Benedict

– The Nourished Caveman

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Ingredients: eggs, baby kale, garlic, butter, coconut cream, Celtic sea salt, ground black pepper.

Eggs Benedict is a classic dish served for breakfast, so this one could become a regular in your household! The baby kale leaves form a lovely base for the eggs and creamy sauce which is rich with butter. When you cut into the egg the yolk will run over the kale, giving a wonderful flavor through the leaves. This could even be an impressive lunch dish when you have friends around.

Bacon & Kale Breakfast Skillet

– Grazed and Enthused

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Ingredients: bacon, Lacinato kale, coconut milk, garlic, truffle salt.

There is something really good about bacon and kale together, as the kale takes on the flavor of the meat, taking away the earthy taste of the kale. This recipe would be a warming and satisfying healthy breakfast, but it could be made even more filling by adding in some breakfast sausage as well. This skillet can also be served as a side dish and goes really well with pork chops or chicken.

Chicken and Kale Stuffed Mushrooms

– Cavegirl Cuisine

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Ingredients: ground chicken sausage, portabellas, avocado oil, kale, bell pepper, garlic, sea salt.

There is something so appealing about stuffed vegetables with their combinations of flavors and textures, and one of these tasty mushrooms would be perfect as an appetizer for a dinner party even though this is quite a simple recipe. The mushrooms are stuffed with chicken, garlic, and peppers which give you a meaty and wholesome keto-friendly dish.

Hamburger & Kale w/ Poached Eggs

– Cavegirl Cuisine

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Ingredients: kale, hamburger, vidalia onion, baby bella mushrooms, vegetable broth, sea salt, eggs.

If you can manage to poach the eggs so the yolks are still soft then you will be able to use these as a ‘sauce’ that runs over the burgers! The kale, meat, and mushrooms make these burgers a filling and satisfying meal that will keep you going for ages. This keto kale dish has the feel of comfort food – perfect on a cold day. Don’t worry if you can’t get baby mushrooms since you can just use what you have.

Spiced Kale Scramble

– Healy Eats Real

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Ingredients: eggs, kale, turmeric, garlic powder, butter, salt, pepper.

I never realized that greens would go with eggs until I found keto kale recipes like this one! Do you want a great breakfast dish that is tasty, filling and full of nutrients? With this recipe, you end up with kale, scrambled eggs and the flavor of garlic all rounded off with turmeric, which has amazing anti-inflammatory properties. In fact we created our own Turmeric Soothe supplement to maximize these benefits.

Kale & Bacon Frittata

– Popular Paleo

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Ingredients: eggs, pepper, kale, onion, garlic, nutmeg, bacon, bacon fat.

Frittata is a fantastic dish for breakfast as it is filling, warming and can keep you going till lunch. It is quite easy to make and the ingredients can be adapted to suit what you have in the fridge. I also like to serve this for a light lunch and have even been known to add in some leftover broccoli to make it go a bit further. I also sometimes swap the onion for salad onions or chives.

Bacon and Egg Coconut Flour Muffins (Contains Dairy)

– Coconut Mama

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Ingredients: eggs, sour cream, coconut flour, sea salt, baking powder, bacon, cheese (pepper jack), greens (kale or spinach).

Here is another tasty breakfast muffin recipe that uses the traditional mix of bacon and eggs. They are light and fluffy and totally portable, so you could even take them with you for a breakfast or lunch on the go. You can add whatever greens you like, but these taste amazing with spinach which adds an earthy note to the meaty bacon. Breakfast sausage works well here too.

Smoked Ham, Kale And Olives Frittata Cups

– The Healthy Foodie

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Ingredients: eggs, Himalayan or unrefined sea salt, black pepper, ground ancho chile (or other chili powder), kale leaves, smoked black forest ham, green olives, kalamata olives, fresh rosemary, garlic.

Serving frittata in little cups like this is a great idea as it makes them so portable! They also taste great hot or cold so they can easily be added to a lunchbox and taken to work or school. One idea would be to serve this recipe with a leafy salad as a dinner party starter as they are small enough that they won’t fill you too much. If you don’t like olives, just sub them for halved cherry tomatoes.

Keto Kale Entree Recipes

Keto Chicken, Mushroom and Kale Casserole

– Keto Summit

Keto Chicken, Mushroom and Kale Casserole Recipe #keto https://ketosummit.com/keto-chicken-mushroom-casserole-recipe

Ingredients: avocado oil, chicken thighs, onion, garlic, fresh rosemary, white button mushrooms, kale, salt, ground black pepper.

This casserole does not have the creamy sauce you might expect, but it is packed with flavor and can be described as comfort food! This is also a budget-friendly recipe as it uses chicken thighs which are very tasty but can be sourced much cheaper than breast meat. If you are not a fan of rosemary you could try using thyme or tarragon instead.

Simple Paleo Coconut Seafood Soup

– Paleo Flourish

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Ingredients: chicken stock, button mushrooms or other mushrooms, kale, romaine lettuce, tilapia filets, shrimp/prawns, mussels (optional), coconut cream, salt.

This soup is creamy and delicious and packed with great flavors of the sea. If you choose not to add the fish sauce the soup will still taste great, but it really adds to the end result. If you don’t have tilapia, any other meaty fish would work here – try cod or coley or even salmon, just be careful not to stir too vigorously or you risk breaking up the fish.

Crock Pot or Pressure Cooker Chicken Kale Soup

– Low Carb Yum

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Ingredients: olive oil, chicken breast or thigh, chicken broth, onion, olive oil, baby kale leaves, lemon juice, salt.

There is nothing better than a rich and flavorful homemade soup, especially on a cold day or if you are not feeling too great, and this keto kale recipe will definitely satisfy! It is very tasty and warming and is very healthy as you are using kale. If you prefer your soup to be thicker, you can increase the amount of onion you use, although this will raise the carb level.

Keto Calzone (Contains Dairy)

– A Girl Worth Saving

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Ingredients: mozzarella cheese, almond flour, psyllium husk powder, garlic powder, oregano leaf, water, pizza sauce, pepperoni.

Pizza was always one of the favorite foods I missed when following a diet, so I was amazed to see this calzone recipe! It is so like a traditional calzone pizza that it can fill the pizza void for me every time. You can experiment with the fillings in this recipe, but pepperoni has always been a favorite so this is how I make mine. Just remember that because the filling is enclosed it will hold the heat, so let it cool first!

Turkey Sausage, Kale & Pumpkin Soup

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

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Ingredients: Italian turkey sausage, onion, pumpkin or butternut squash, kale, chicken broth, water.

Because this soup has the flavors of turkey and pumpkin, I think it would be a lovely recipe to make at Thanksgiving or for a Halloween meal. It is warming and hearty, with chunks of pumpkin and Italian sausage and ribbons of kale. For a change in flavor, you can use pre-cooked chicken instead of the sausage, and this soup freezes really well so you can make a huge pot and freeze some for later.

Cream of Turkey Soup with Cabbage and Kale

– Low Carb Yum

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Ingredients: coconut oil, onion, celery, garlic, coconut milk, radishes, turkey, turkey broth, fresh thyme leaves, sea salt, ground black pepper, cabbage, kale.

Using coconut milk for soups can give the feeling of a cream soup but without the dairy, so it is very useful on a low carb regime. This is a hearty soup that is full of flavor and it freezes really well. Depending on where you live, radishes can be tricky to find all year, so feel free to add in a different vegetable instead, although the radishes do add a bit of heat to the soup.

Quick And Simple Stir-Fried Kale And Bacon

– Nom Nom Paleo

Ingredients: lacinato kale, bacon, Banyuls vinegar or aged balsamic vinegar, Kosher salt, black pepper.

Sometimes you just need something quick and easy to fill you up in the morning and this keto kale recipe is so quick and tasty that it would be perfect for breakfast on a busy day. You have the earthy taste of the kale complemented by the salty bacon and this dish tastes amazing if you use balsamic vinegar to dress it. If you don’t have any, you can simply dress it with a bit of lemon juice.

Keto Kale Sides Recipes

Dehydrated Kale Chips

– Paleo Flourish

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Ingredients: kale leaves, salt, olive oil.

Kale chips can be a great alternative to potato chips when you are eating healthily and they are quite easy to make. However, they can burn really easily so don’t be tempted to leave them to cook while you do something else! You can make them spicy like the ones in this recipe, or simply season them with some salt for a tasty treat.

Keto Kale Tater Tots

– A Girl Worth Saving

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Ingredients: water, cauliflower florets, garlic powder, sea salt, coconut flour, eggs, Dr. Cowan Kale Powder.

If your family is getting tired of the same snack over and over, why not rustle up a batch of these to get them eating well again! Because you are using kale in powder form, there is nothing to put the veggie-haters off, so you can serve these as snacks or as a side with their favorite meal. They can also help if you are watching your calorie intake as they are really low.

Kale Pesto (Contains Dairy)

– Ditch The Carbs

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Ingredients: kale, fresh basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, salt, lemon juice, olive oil.

This pesto recipe is completely nut-free, making it a safer one to serve to guests when you are not sure about any nut intolerance. The flavor of the kale is much nicer when it is paired with the fresh flavor of the basil and this pesto has all the traditional taste you would expect, so you can use it with salads, with grilled chicken or as a dip for vegetable sticks.

Kale Pesto

– Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: kale, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt.

Pesto is one of those super-tasty and versatile dishes as you can use it in so many ways or just eat it as it is. I like to drizzle some of this over vegetable noodles to give their flavor a real boost, but you can even add it to stir-fry dishes or soups. Traditionally pesto is made with pine nuts or cashews, but with the rise in nut allergy awareness, it is nice to have a nut-free pesto recipe to serve to friends and family.

The Sauteed Kale

– Empowered Sustenance

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Ingredients: ghee or bacon grease, shallot, garlic, coconut aminos or tamari sauce, mild dijon mustard, kale, salt, black pepper.

Here is a handy recipe for those people who are not kale fans, as it uses different strong flavors like mustard and garlic to mask the earthy and bitter taste of the greens. Once the kale is cooked you can serve this as a side dish along with meat like chicken or salmon, or if you prefer you can add in some cooked bacon and have it for breakfast or lunch.

Chunky Bacon Kale Stir Fry

– The Curious Coconut

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Ingredients: kale, bacon, salt.

There is something really great about frying leafy greens in bacon fat that helps to bring their flavor alive! This is such an easy recipe, yet the end result is so tasty that you will want to eat it over and over. If you prefer your foods a bit more dainty, obviously you can chop the kale and bacon into smaller pieces and I would advise you do if this is for the kids as it will be easier for them to eat.

Easy Kale Chips

– Cook Eat Paleo

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Ingredients: kale, olive oil, sea salt.

The method of cooking here is slightly different as you cook the kale chips at a lower temperature for a longer time and this can help to stop the chips from burning. If you have an oil spray you will find it useful for this recipe, to coat the chips before cooking and they can be bought in many stores nowadays. Simply season them with salt and pepper, or if you like them spicy you can use paprika and red pepper flakes.

Low Carb All-Dressed Kale Chips

– Ditch The Wheat

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Ingredients: dried oregano leaves, smoked paprika, sea salt, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, kale, extra virgin olive oil.

I know it can be difficult to persuade certain members of the family to eat kale, but in our house, kale chips go down really well! Even with the youngsters! If we are having a movie night we will make a bowl of these to enjoy instead of popcorn and sometimes I will even serve them with a dip. They make a great ingredient to serve in a keto salad too!

Kale Chips and the Cure for MS

– Ditch The Wheat

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Ingredients: kale, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt.

A kale chips recipe is so handy to have in your repertoire, especially if you feel the need to snack when you are watching the game on television or are watching a good movie, as they are nutritious and very tasty. They can be flavored simply with salt or spiced up for serving at a grown-up’s party and they make a great partner for dips too. If you are using them with a dip, try to cut the leaves into nacho-shaped pieces for easy eating.

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Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.