The newest vegetable in the world is Kalettes — a cross between kale and Brussels sprouts. The result of more than 15 years of work by British seed company Tozer Seeds, kalettes are 100% non-GMO and are a delightful fusion of sweet and nutty.
According to Tozer Seeds, “The inspiration behind Kalettes came from a desire to create a kale type vegetable which was versatile, easy to prepare and looked great. Crossing kale with Brussels sprouts was a natural fit since they are both from the Brassica Oleracea species which also includes cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli.” Kalettes can be sautéed, roasted, grilled or eaten raw.
Not sure where to get Kalettes? Contact your local grocery store or tell them to get in touch with 4Earth Farms, Classic Salads, Ocean Mist Farms, or WP Rawl. Better yet, get your own seeds from Tozer and add Kalettes to your own urban garden.
Not sure what to do with those Kalettes when you get them home? According to the Kalettes website, you can:
- Roast them in a roasting pan or baking sheet, coat with olive oil and bake at 475 F for 10 minutes.
- Sauté them in a large pan for 5-7 minutes, covering for increased tenderness.
- Grill them in a grill basket and place on medium heat for 10 minutes or until slightly charred.
- Enjoy them as a salad green — rinse and slice them into smaller pieces.
For more ideas, try these tempting recipes:
Kalettes with Mushrooms and Peppers
The combination of mushrooms and peppers in this quick sauté creates a savory and well balanced side dish. The addition of nuts at the end adds a nice crunch!
Onion Blue Cheese Kalettes
This savory and slightly sweet side dish is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The blue cheese adds the perfect tang to this new favorite recipe!
Orange Kalettes Salad
This zesty citrus salad tastes even better if you add the dressing ahead of time – it tenderizes the leaves!
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