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Cavolo nero (black kale) 300g

Cavolo nero (black kale) 300g


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All hail black kale. Known more fashionably as cavolo nero (its origins lie in southern Italy), this variety of kale has dark, beautifully blistered leaves and a good robust texture. Black kale is fantastic in peasant soups, ribollita, risotto and pasta dishes.


Shred raw and dress with a punchy dressing – yoghurt thinned with olive oil and spiked with garlic and lemon juice works a treat. Or blanch or slow-braise, then lavish with a chunk of butter, a squeeze of lemon and a scrunch of seasoning.

Cavolo nero can also be dried in the oven with olive oil and a little salt to make a nutritious, moreish alternative to crisps.


Delivered from our farm, so wash before cooking. This will come in a plastic bag in your vegbox and should be stored in your fridge.

Country of origin

Grown in Italy.