Q: Can you imagine that some people have not even heard of kale? The question about microwaving this vegetable comes long after we are asked what kale actually is and why do we need it under the knife. We will try to give all of the important answers concerning kale and it’s microwaving.
What Is Kale and Why Do We Need It?
Kale (also known as red Russian kale or grunkohl) is a wow-super-OMG-very healthy vegetable, sort of a cabbage that has been extremely popular among the healthy food fans. We are for the healthy eating too, that’s why we will advertise this vegetable as much as we can, and then it will be your turn to decide whether you want it or not in your life.
Kale is beautifully created by nature with its curly green leaves which you can use to decorate or garnish your salads, hot and cold meat dishes, and even fresh green juices.
If you still do not imagine how it looks like, then pay attention to the flowerbeds. You can often see it growing as a beautiful decorative plant.
Brief, the kale is used for:
- treatment of the cardiovascular diseases, gout and arthritis
- maintenance of the immune system
- prevention of the oncologic diseases
- vegan sportsmen diet
- eye treatment
How to Make Kale Chips in the Microwave?
These microwaved kale chips taste cool and have a very healthy composition.
- Kale cabbage – 1 bunch
- Olive oil – 2 tbs
- Sea salt
Wash the kale thoroughly and dry it with a paper towel or let it sit on a dish for a while.
Finely cut the kale and spread on foil. Sprinkle with olive oil and salt.
The dish then goes in the microwave oven for around three minutes at high power.
Check the readiness of the chips and, if needed, warm them up for another 30 seconds until they get crispy. Enjoy the taste of health!
Microwaved Kale With Eggs
- a handful of sliced kale leaves
- small red chili pepper – 1/2 pc
- canned tomatoes – 200 g
- lemon juice to taste
- eggs – 2 pcs
Remove the seeds from the chili pepper and chop finely.
Mix chili with kale, tomatoes, lemon juice, and salt.
Place the mixture in a microwave-safe container and spread it along the edges leaving the place for eggs in the center.
Separate the whites from the yolks. Pour the whites into the center of the container. Cover the form with food film and cook in the microwave oven for 40 seconds at full power.
Take the dish out for a few seconds then cook again for 40 seconds more.
Now is the turn of yolks. Pour them onto the whites and gently puncture them so the yolks do not explode in the middle of cooking.
Cover the mold with the food film and cook for 40 seconds.
Remove the film before serving and season with salt and pepper.
Salmon and Kale in the Microwave
This recipe isn’t something extraordinary but it will save your breakfast or lunch if you are short of time and rush to cook something. Just a fast and healthy dish which you can not only cook in the microwave oven, but also keep the ready meal in the fridge and warm up in the microwave when needed.
2 salmon filets
1 chopped green onion
Salt, pepper and chili chips
2 handfuls of kale
Juice of half a lemon
Take the salmon without skin and cut into identical pieces. Place them in a microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle with green onion, salt, pepper, and chili.
Add olive oil and cover the bowl tightly with the lid.
Microwave the dish for five minutes at full power.
The moisture from the fish creates the steaming effect thanks to which the salmon is cooked well and does not dry out.
Let it sit for a few minutes before you take off the lid.
In a separate bowl sprinkle the kale with salt, pepper, lemon juice, and olive oil.
Again, cover the dish and microwave at full power, now for four minutes.
Thus, the kale will become very soft and delicious.
Let it also sit for a few minutes before taking off the cover.
Mix all the ingredients and serve, or place in an air-proof mold and put in the fridge.