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Thursday 28 February 2019

Kalette ... a vegetable rich in vitamins A and C

Kalette, some may say is a funny name for a serious vegetable! It is a brand name for kale sprouts, formally known as flower sprouts. Kalettes were developed in England and first sold commercially in 2010, and are available in many supermarkets. Each pretty kalette is a cross between kale and a Brussels sprout, and highly nutritious - particularly rich in vitamins A and C. Cooking-wise, kalettes work in any way that Brussels sprouts and kale would be happy with: steaming, frying, roasting or stir-frying.

Kalette & Gruyere Cheese Gratin

Serves Six
1 pack of Kalettes , stems discarded, leaves chopped into 1⁄2 inch pieces
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
350ml Whipping Cream
100g Gruyère cheese, grated
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
150g. Grated Parmesan
Pinch cayenne
Salt & White Pepper
Recipe instructions
Can be seen here

Kalettes, Chorizo & Sweet Potato Hash

Serves Two
1 Pack Kalettes
1 Tsp Mild Olive Oil, Plus Extra For Frying
100g Spicy Chorizo Sausages, Cut Into Small Pieces
1 Onion, Finely Chopped
600g Cold Roughly Chopped Sweet Potato
1/2 Tsp Paprika
2 Eggs
For a vegetarian or vegan alternative
simply replace the chorizo or eggs and add in extra vegetables or nuts for the perfect hash.
Recipe instructions
can be seen here

Kalettes have the tender, taste of young kale. But, they also have the complex, sweet nutty taste of Brussels sprouts. This extra layer of flavour makes Kalettes the perfect vegetable accompaniment for most dishes. They’ve got the right amount of taste oomph.

And because they’re quite subtle, they’re really good when you’re making healthy smoothies. Not only because of the taste, but because of the nutrients they’re packing. A favourite of many is the Kalettes, pineapple, and almond-milk smoothie. 

Perhaps you will give this vegetable a try ...
Words and pictures above from site here

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All the best Jan


mxtodis123 said...

I have never heard of it. Will have to look into it at the fruit and veggie market.

Tom said...

...I've never seen these before.

Out on the prairie said...

What an interesting cross

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I haven't heard of it either but I'll look for it! Thanks!

Christine said...

Kale sprouts, how interesting!

William Kendall said...

I hadn't heard of it either.

CJ Kennedy said...

This veggie and their bigger relatives won't fly in my house. I didn't think Brussel sprouts were bad, but they go in the same he-won't-try them category as broccoli, cauliflower, and kale tastes like grass clippings =^,.^=

Little Wandering Wren said...

I'm a Newbie to it too - I imagine taste oomph would be a perfect description. How fascinating, I can't wait to try next time I'm in the UK!
Wren x

Iris Flavia said...

You made me grin big, "a serious vegetable" :-)

This sounds yummy!!!! I will have to try to find this!!! Thank you!

JFM said...

I am still learning about food and I am going to be 73 years old!
Thank you Jan 💮

peppylady (Dora) said...

Never heard of it.
Coffee is on

DVArtist said...

The first recipe sounds great. Where I live on the Oregon Coast we have a hard time getting a variety of veggies. I will have to go into another big city to find these.

Jo said...

I have heard of flower sprouts but haven't heard them referred to as kalette, I've never tried them though but I bet I'd like them as I love both kale and sprouts. The recipes look delicious.

mamasmercantile said...

Had it many times when I lived in Lincolnshire but since our move to the Isle of Lewis I haven't seen it.

eileeninmd said...


It is new to me, I love most veggies and would love both of these recipes.
Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day, have a great weekend!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

New to me...I wonder when this will make it to northeast Ohio! I do believe I would love it!I certainly love brussel sprouts and also kale...Everything in that cabbage family appeals to my family.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow another one I hadn't heard of, maybe we don't have it here, I am sad to say I am not a real big Kale friend or brussels sprouts for that matter

Lorrie said...

I've not seen kalette. The recipes look good.

Miss Val's Creations said...

I have not seen this vegetable here yet. That is a cute name!

NCmountainwoman said...

I always learn something new from you. I'll definitely look for them. I hope the Brussels sprouts take away some of the chewiness of the kale.

Snowbird said...

Goodness, I never heard of this, what an interesting veggie, I must give it a

sandy said...

that first recipe sounds SO good.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Kalette is new to me and I don't recall ever having seen it in the store. I will have to check to see whether I can find it. said...

I shall have to look out for kalette

Magic Love Crow said...

You teach us so much! Thank you Jan! Big Hugs!

baili said...

i seee it in market but never tried

kale curry looks mouth watering!

thank you i think i should try this one

Bob Bushell said...

Kale, I love it, slips down, beautiful.

carol l mckenna said...

Love kale ~ with cheese ~ great recipe ~ thanks,

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Phil Slade said...

This is a new one on us. Jan and Eddie, your blog is a great source of information and inspiration. Keep up the good work.