03/18/2015 10:59 EDT

Kale Recipes: 29 Delicious Salads, Smoothies And More

Delicious reasons to eat this green!

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It's a veggie with superfood status, part of the continued hipster craze and the reason why you're seeing so many green smoothies at the office. It's kale and it's delicious.

The leafy green — which has 199 per cent of your daily intake of vitamin A and 200 per cent of your daily intake of vitamin C — is full of calcium, vitamin B-6, and iron.

But because of its bitter taste, it may not be everyone's favourite vegetable to cook. While some people prefer eating it sauteed, baked or blended, eating kale raw (with the addition of the right ingredients) can be tasty as well.

Below, we've rounded up some of our favourite kale recipes from smoothies to salads to curries and even pasta. And for those of you who aren't ready for a full load of the green stuff just yet, we have many dishes where kale is just an accent.

Happy cooking!

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