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34 Easy Paleo Kale Recipes That Will Make Your Diet Even Healthier

Louise Hendon | August 15

If you’d like to make the most of your Paleo diet and get as many health benefits as possible, it’s time to include some delicious Paleo kale recipes!

Kale is packed with a massive amount of nutrients that are great for your body in so many different ways. Not to mention it is a delicious veggie that is a perfect addition to any meal of the day.

Did you know kale contains a high amount of a nutrient called lutein? Consuming lutein-rich foods can have a positive effect on your eye health.

If you’re on a dairy-free Paleo diet, you’ll be happy to hear the calcium and vitamin K in kale are great for your bone health and can help prevent osteoporosis.

There are various types of kale that you can use in these Paleo-friendly recipes:
Curly leaf kale – Probably the most common kale; great for crunchy Paleo kale chips!
Tuscan kale – This one is a bit thinner than the curly leaf kale, so it cooks faster (good to know if you’re short on time!)
Red kale – Also known as Russian kale; makes a gorgeous presentation with its red-hued leaves and stem.
Baby kale – A young kale that has a more subtle flavor, perfect for Paleo kale salads.

One of the reasons I like to cook Paleo kale recipes is that they’re easy on your wallet. Kale is available almost throughout the whole year, wherever you live, and it won’t wreck your budget. You’ll find some of my favorite Paleo recipes on this list! Kale is super easy to cook, whether you’re looking for a Paleo breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Some of my favorite Paleo kale breakfast recipes are the muffins and frittatas. How about lunch then; would you rather have sashimi or steak? We’ve got you covered!

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

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Paleo Kale Recipes: Paleo Kale Salads

Paleo Sashimi Salad Recipe

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Sashimi Salad Recipe

Ingredients: baby kale leaves, ataulfo mango, salmon sashimi, raw honey, tamari sauce, olive oil, balsamic vinegar.

The colors and textures in this Paleo salad are so appealing! The softness and sweetness of the mango and the leafy kale really set off the texture of the salmon. The dressing is typically Asian, with its sweet, salty and sour notes and helps to make this salad extra special. If you can’t find sashimi salmon or if you don’t fancy raw fish then cooked salmon or tuna can be used instead.

Easy Paleo Steak Salad Recipe with Peaches and Balsamic Vinegar

– Paleo Flourish

Easy Paleo Steak Salad Recipe with Peaches and Balsamic Vinegar

Ingredients: peaches, romaine lettuce, baby kale leaves, steaks, olive oil, balsamic vinegar.

In this great Paleo salad recipe you have tender steak, fresh greens and pops of juicy peach, all dressed with balsamic vinegar to enhance the flavors of the meat and the fruit. This would make a delicious lunch dish to serve to friends or as a nutritious meal for yourself. You can use whatever steaks you like, but try to buy the best vinegar you can afford as the dearer ones taste better.

Paleo Avocado Peach Prosciutto Salad Recipe

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Avocado Peach Prosciutto Salad Recipe

Ingredients: peach, avocado, prosciutto, salad greens (arugula, kale leaves, spinach or another of your choice), lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt.

This lovely paleo salad recipe is a great example of keeping things simple to bring out the flavor of the ingredients. You are only using oil and lemon to make the dressing and this will not detract from the flavors of the ham and fruit. As avocado and peach are both quite soft, it is a good idea to serve this with the prosciutto as a salty contrast in texture and flavor.

Paleo Steak Salad with Coconut Pan-Fried Peaches

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Steak Salad with Coconut Pan-Fried Peaches

Ingredients: baby kale, white or yellow peaches, filet mignon beef steaks (or other steaks), ghee or coconut oil, salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

If you are a bit wary of trying fruit with meat, just remember how lovely duck and plum sauce go together! The peaches add a lovely fresh note to the salad and another texture to the meat. White peaches have a milder flavor than yellow ones, but either one works well in this paleo recipe. Please remember to rest the steak after cooking, as this will allow the meat to relax and become even more tender.

Keto Kale Caesar Salad Recipe [Paleo, Low Carb, Dairy-Free]

– Keto Summit

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

Ingredients: bacon, chicken breast, coconut oil, eggs (soft or hard boiled), raspberries, baby kale leaves or regular 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!

Kale and Blueberry Salad Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

– Keto Summit

Keto Kale Blueberry Salad Recipe [Paleo, AIP, Dairy-Free]

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

Kale has so many more nutrients than other salad leaves, so this delicious AIP and Paleo 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.

Winter Harvest Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

– Cook Eat Paleo

Winter Harvest Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

Photo Credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo

Ingredients: kabocha squash, extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil, fine sea salt, cinnamon, kale, pecans, pomegranate seeds or dried cranberries, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, pure maple syrup.

With the flavors associated with winter – squash, kale and pomegranate – this would be a lovely vegan dish to make for a special meal during the holidays. The pomegranate and squash add color and texture to contrast with the leaves and the maple balsamic dressing is amazing! It is sweet and full of flavor with subtle spice and can be made ahead of time and stored for a week in the fridge.

Detox Kale Salad

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

Detox Kale Salad

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: kale, dried cherries, pine nuts, olive oil, salt.

Kale has so many health benefits that we really should include it in our diet on a regular basis. However, many people find the taste very strong and overpowering. That’s where this paleo detox salad comes to the rescue! It uses baby leaves which have a much gentler flavor and go well with the fruit. If you don’t have cherries you could use chopped dried apricots instead.

Paleo Cabbage & Kale Coleslaw

– Paleo Effect

Paleo Cabbage and Kale Coleslaw

Photo Credit: Meghan & Angel from The Paleo Effect

Ingredients: cabbage, kale, carrot, dried cranberries, raw honey, coconut vinegar, Paleo mayo, cilantro, ground cumin, ground paprika, ground white pepper, dried celery seed.

If you are looking for a super-tasty and healthy side for a family picnic or barbecue then this is the recipe for you! The creamy dressing is full of flavor from all the spices and complements the greens so well. This Paleo side dish goes well with just about anything – barbecue pulled pork, shredded chicken or even piled on top of burgers. This is a really healthy vegetarian side that only takes minutes to prepare.

Paleo Kale Recipes: Paleo Kale Breakfast

Paleo Kale and Chives Egg Muffins

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Kale and Chives Egg Muffins

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

Here is another great versatile Paleo muffin 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 don’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.

Paleo Chocolate Green Smoothie with Brazil Nuts and Berries Recipe

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Chocolate Green Smoothie with Brazil Nuts and Berries Recipe

Ingredients: bananas, frozen berries, kale (or spinach), brazil nuts, raw almonds, coconut milk, potato starch, cocoa powder.

If your family have issues with eating kale, they might find it easier if you turn it into a smoothie, and especially if you add a chocolate flavor! This Paleo smoothie has berries and nuts along with the kale, making it filling as well as nutritious. You can use whatever frozen berries you have, but I find that blueberries work really well with kale.

Avocado Green Smoothie Recipe [AIP, Paleo, Dairy-Free]

– Paleo Flourish

Avocado Green Smoothie Recipe [AIP, Paleo, Dairy-Free]

Ingredients: avocado, banana, coconut milk (or water), greens of your choice (spinach, kale, chard), ice.

Green smoothies are packed with nutrients and fiber and can be very filling, keeping you going all morning, and this Paleo-compliant one definitely will. The consistency will be quite thick, but smooth and creamy as you are using avocado and banana as the base, but you can water it down by adding more coconut milk if you prefer. The banana also adds a natural sweetness.

Kale & Bacon Frittata

– Popular Paleo

Kale & Bacon Frittata

Photo Credit: Ciarra from Popular Paleo

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

Frittata is a fantastic Paleo 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.

Kale and Eggs Benedict with Nourishing Hollandaise Sauce

– The Nourished Caveman

Kale and Eggs Benedict with Nourishing Hollandaise Sauce

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: eggs, baby kale, garlic, butter (use ghee instead), coconut cream, Celtic sea salt, black pepper.

Eggs Benedict can be a nourishing and really tasty dish to impress your guests for breakfast, and if you use this recipe you can make the dish really easily. The kale leaves make a great bed for the eggs, then the whole dish is smothered in a rich and creamy sauce with the amazing golden color from the egg yolk. To make this recipe dairy free you can use coconut oil instead of the butter.

Smoked Ham, Kale and Olives Frittata Cups

– The Healthy Foodie

Smoked Ham, Kale and Olives Frittata Cups

Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients: eggs, sea salt, black pepper, ground ancho chile (or other chili powder), kale leaves (stems removed), 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 them with a leafy salad as a low carb 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.

Acai Bowl with Kale and Berries

– Cafe Johnsonia

Ingredients: unsweetened acai puree, unsweetened almond milk, kale, frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries.

This Paleo recipe is perfect for a fruity breakfast to start your day off in a healthy way. It is made with acai berry puree and frozen berries, sweetened with banana and then topped with your choice of seeds or coconut flakes. I like to use raspberries and strawberries and top the bowl with homemade granola for a real fusion of colors, flavors and textures. After all, why should breakfast be boring?

Sweet Potato and Kale Rosti with Baked Eggs

– Paleo with Mrs P

Ingredients: sweet potato, red onion, kale, eggs, garlic, sea salt, lime juice, coconut oil, coriander.

This would be a perfect Paleo Sunday morning breakfast for the whole family, and would be filling and so tasty! I find this dish is better if you remove the stems from the kale before chopping it and the leaves will then wilt down in the same way as spinach does. If you like your eggs firm you can finish this off in the broiler, but leaving the yolks runny makes a lovely ‘sauce’ that oozes over the dish.

Paleo Avocado, Kale, and Cashew Parfait

– Plated with Style

Ingredients: kale leaves, raw cashews, avocado, raw honey, lemon juice, water, strawberries, coconut flour, palm shortening.

Using cashews in place of cream cheese in recipes is a great idea for Paleo folks as they give the same texture but are a good source of healthy fats. With this lovely dish you can make it for breakfast in place of your normal shake or smoothie, but I also love this for dessert. If I am serving this after a main course, I sometimes place the fruit on top so it looks like a cheesecake, but any way, any time is great!

Paleo Kale Recipes: Paleo Kale Entrees

Simple Paleo Coconut Seafood Soup Recipe

– Paleo Flourish

Simple Paleo Coconut Seafood Soup Recipe

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

This simple Paleo 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 extra flavor 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.

Keto Chicken Mushroom Casserole Recipe

– Keto Summit

Keto Chicken Mushroom Casserole

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

This Keto 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.

Keto Beef Teriyaki Recipe with Sesame and Kale

– Keto Summit

Keto Beef Teriyaki Recipe with Sesame and Kale

Ingredients: gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, applesauce, garlic, ginger, beef sirloin steaks, sesame seeds, sesame oil, avocado oil, white button mushrooms, curly kale, salt, pepper.

Traditional teriyaki recipes involve a lot of sugar, but this recipe gives the same flavor without the extra sweetness. One good tip for this dish is to slice the steak into even pieces so they will cook at the same time. The deep flavors come from the tamari sauce, garlic and ginger, then the kale and sesame seeds add a lovely contrast in texture to the tender beef strips, making this a delicious Keto-friendly meal.

Kale and Okra Soup (Callaloo)

– The Paleo Mom

Kale and Okra Soup (Callaloo)

Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: chicken broth, green onions, kale, okra, garlic cloves, chopped, fresh or dried thyme, creamed coconut.

There is nothing quite like a bowl of homemade soup to warm and nourish you at any time of day! This Paleo soup uses chicken broth as its base and it tastes even better if you use homemade broth. This is also a great way to get the goodness of kale into the veggie dodgers in the family, and because of its lovely green color this would be a great appetizer for St Patrick’s Day!

Garlic Kale Soup with a Poached Egg

– Cavegirl Cuisine

Garlic Kale Soup with a Poached Egg

Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: pumpkin seed oil (or preferred oil), shallots, peeled and diced, turnip, garlic, carrot, chicken broth, cooked chicken, kale.

This delicious soup is packed with flavor and texture and is so good for you, with all the health benefits of kale and garlic. If you choose to add a poached egg before serving, this adds to the protein level and makes it a filling meal on its own. If you have picky eaters in the family, you might need to blend the soup before adding the chicken meat and egg for a smoother plateful full of hidden veggies.

Paleo Italian Mushroom Bake

– Popular Paleo

Paleo Italian Mushroom Bake

Photo Credit: Ciarra from Popular Paleo

Ingredients: white mushrooms, Italian sausage, canned tomatoes, white onion, kale (or spinach), garlic, dried Italian seasoning, red chili flakes, kosher salt.

Here is a great Paleo recipe for a one-pot meal you can make in about thirty minutes – perfect for busy days! This meal is meaty from the sausage and the mushrooms and has all the flavors of Italy because of the seasoning and tomatoes. This spicy Italian bake would easily feed a family of four and does not cost too much so would be ideal for folks on a tight budget.

Garlicky Spaghetti Squash with Chicken, Mushrooms, and Kale

– The Roasted Root

Ingredients: roasted spaghetti squash, olive oil, garlic, baby Portobello mushrooms, fresh thyme, chicken breast, kale leaves, lemon zest, sea salt, cayenne pepper.

There is something ‘comfort food’ about this dish that makes it one of my go-to meals in the colder weather. The spaghetti squash and garlic are great partners and the chicken and vegetables add plenty of protein and flavor. If you have family members who really don’t like kale, you can use spinach instead, or buy baby kale which does not taste as strong.

Paleo Kale Recipes: Paleo Kale Sides

Curry Coconut Creamed Kale (Dairy Free)

– Paleo Flourish

Curry Coconut Creamed Kale (Dairy Free)

Ingredients: kale, coconut milk, curry powder, salt, coconut oil.

If you are used to eating creamed spinach or kale you are going to love this dairy free recipe! It uses some curry powder to give a real boost to the flavor and it makes a wonderful side dish for any meat, but especially with fish. Once the kale is cooked, you might like to blend it for a minute to make it a smoother consistency – even the kale-dodgers in our family will eat it this way!

Dehydrated Kale Chips Recipe

– Paleo Flourish

Dehydrated Kale Chips Recipe

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 Paleo recipe, or simply season them with some salt for a tasty treat. These make great party food served with a low carb dip.

Curry-Braised Kale and Cabbage

– The Paleo Mom

Curry Braised Kale and Cabbage

Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: kale, green cabbage, apple (rome beauty or granny smith), yellow onion, coconut oil, curry powder, water.

This great recipe gives you a really tasty Paleo side that you can serve with just about any meat. The apple adds a freshness to the flavor, especially if you use a tart one, and the mild curry taste goes well with the kale and cabbage. I like to serve this with pork chops or to liven up a plain chicken breast. You can also use this next day as the base for a salad, or reheat it to serve with dinner.

Kale Guacamole

– Savory Lotus

Kale Guacamole

Photo Credit: Katja from Savory Lotus

Ingredients: kale, red onion, avocados, cilantro, garlic, unrefined sea salt, lime juice, cumin.

If you use cooked kale for this amazing guacamole, it gives a wonderfully vivid color that would be so attractive to serve as a dip at a drinks party or as a side for your next Mexican meal. This guacamole has a smooth consistency, so if you like a bit of texture you can add the chopped red onion immediately before serving it. If you like a bit of spice you can also add chili flakes or cayenne.

Bacon and Kale Spaghetti Squash Fritters

– Savory Lotus

Bacon and Kale Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Photo Credit: Katja from Savory Lotus

Ingredients: spaghetti squash, bacon, kale, garlic, eggs, fresh herbs (basil, chives, parsley, dill, or cilantro), tapioca flour, salt, fresh pepper, coconut oil or ghee, homemade ranch dressing (egg yolks, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, avocado oil, coconut milk, garlic, parsley, dill, chives, salt, pepper).

Fritters are great for lunch, as a snack or for a simple dinner with a side and these ones are completely Paleo-friendly. They are crunchy on the outside and soft and full of flavor on the inside, especially if you use fresh herbs. These can be frozen then reheated and are actually easy to transport for lunch at work. They also make good party food served with a creamy dip.

Sautéed Kale and Carrot Ribbons

– Mangia Paleo

Ingredients: kale, carrots, garlic, red onion, lemon juice, lemon zest, parsley, olive oil, salt, pepper.

Kale has some amazing properties and is a good source of vitamins and minerals essential for a healthy diet, so turning it into a colorful and tasty side dish is one of the best ways to enjoy it. In this Paleo recipe the earthy kale is partnered with sweet carrot ribbons, giving you flavor and texture without causing any inflammatory issues. This is a pretty side for any meats, or with eggs for breakfast.

Kale and Caramelized Onion Sweet Potatoes Recipe

– The Fit Fork

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, coconut oil, sweet onion, finely sliced, white wine (or broth), kale (or other winter greens), coconut milk, ginger, cinnamon, salt, black pepper.

In this great Paleo recipe, the cinnamon and ginger give that warming taste you can enjoy on chilly days or even as a lovely side for Christmas or Thanksgiving. The onions add a lovely caramel flavor to the dish and a subtle sweetness and this complements the earthy notes from the greens. If you don’t have kale you can use spinach, chard or any other greens you prefer.

Sausage Kale and Rutabaga Breakfast Casserole

– Vibrant Life Army Wife

Ingredients: ground pork, sea salt, sage, thyme, rosemary, parsley, paprika, black pepper, nutmeg, cayenne, rutabaga, chopped mixed greens such as baby kale, chard, and spinach, eggs, coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk).

Sausage casseroles are a great idea for a filling and nutritious breakfast and are a good way to get the picky eaters to increase their kale intake. This is a grain and gluten free recipe that can also be enjoyed for lunch served warm with a fresh green salad. Because this meal takes a bit of time to cook it would be a great one to make at the weekend, then enjoyed for breakfast through the week.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Kale

– She Cooks…He Cleans

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, kale, butter/bacon fat/coconut oil (or your fat of choice), salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar.

This recipe gives you the option to serve the side as a savory one, or add in some dried fruit of choice to sweeten things up a bit. The savory option goes really well with fish like grilled salmon or cod steaks, and if you add in some dried cranberries it also makes a great partner to pork chops, chicken, and turkey, making it a great side for Christmas or Thanksgiving.