Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any room left on the superfood scene, they went and created a new one! Yep, that’s right. This crazy new hybrid of a vegetable was actually designed by humans in an attempt to create a kale-like vegetable that was also versatile, flavourful and easy to prepare.
Kalettes are a delicious new vegetable that falls somewhere between a kale leaf and a brussel sprout. They’re pretty small (hence the cuteness), with dark green and purple leaves. The best part about them though is their unique flavour, which can be described as a fresh fusion of sweet and nutty. Yum!
Don’t be fooled by their cute exterior though, kalettes pack a serious nutritional punch! Just 1 ½ cups provides you with about 120 per cent of your daily vitamin K and 40 per cent of your vitamin C. I know what I’ll be adding to my smoothie tomorrow morning…
You don’t have to go to some specialty food store to find these little guys either. They’re available in the fruit and veg section at Coles. So make sure you pick some up on your next grocery shop and give one of these delicious recipes a try…
OVEN ROASTED KALETTES – Serves 4
BARBECUED POTATO AND KALETTE SALAD WITH SALMON – Serves 4
KALETTES & PASTA WITH FETA – Serves 4