If you love kale, then you’re gonna go bonkers over this tuscan kale with watercress and roasted corn! I mean it’s beyond amazingly deeelish!
I’m not sure if this is a corn recipe, a kale recipe, a watercress recipe or all of them together! But, whether corn’s in season or not, you gonna love this one!
Summer fresh corn is the best. I like to buy lots of it, shuck, coat with some olive oil then put on a hot outdoor grill. Once it cools, I cut it off the cob, put it in freezer bags and it goes in the freezer for those winter months when we’re longing for the freshness of corn! So, like gold, I ration my char roasted corn during the winter months, and this recipe just makes me feel like I’m back at the farmer’s market picking out the best of what nature has to offer.
Best Corn Recipe
You can always make a best corn recipe year round. Why? Well, because you can use frozen corn from the store. Just let it thaw some, then grill it in a really HOT cast iron skillet with just a little butter. Yep, let those kernels of goodness get some brown charring on them because that just explodes the sweet sugars and flavors of the kernels!
Here’s another of my favorite corn recipes!
A Recipe for Kale
We’re always looking for new a recipe for kale, especially Tuscan kale. Especially a recipe that’s not just throwing it in a blender and making a smoothie with it!
Best Watercress Recipes
And, if you’ve never had watercress, well, get ready for a healthy BOOSTER! This is one of the best watercress recipes out there because I’m showing you how easy it is to use in an actually cooked dish.
How to Use Watercress in a Recipe
Figuring out how to use watercress in a recipe is not different than any other green you work with. If you throw spinach in your chicken noodle soup, then you can use watercress. Sure it’s great for salads, but that’s a no brainer. If you sautee greens for breakfast and then put a steamed egg on the greens, why not try watercress. Like spinach and other leafy greens, it wilts down to about nothing, but it’s so worth it nutrition wise1
How to Cook Watercress
So learning hw to cook watercress is no different than the other greens you’ve been cooking. And, you’ll see how I use it in this recipe.
Best Kale Recipe
Now kale is king. If you’ve never tried Tuscan kale, then you must!
I consider this one of my best kale recipes. Next time you head to the farmers market or grocery story, load up on greens. You know how good they are for you. And, that’s what eating is all about. Taking those things that are super foods, and making them ultra delicious1
Best Recipes for Kale
Best recipes for kale can also be swapped out for another green. Have you tried collards? Maybe turnips and mustard greens. And, then you’ve got other greens that you might not think of for cooking, like bokchoy and watercress.
Delicious Kale Recipes
Kale can become a star of any dish. And, if you look at some of these recipes I’ve created below, then you’ll be throwing kale in your shopping cart all the time!
Side Dishes with Kale
And, talking about kale and greens, well, I have some amazing recipes that will work any day of the week because they’re so easy. Or they can be show stoppers for dinner parties and holiday gatherings!
In a heavy pot over medium high heat, melt bacon drippings, add shallots and saute about 3 minutes. Add the corn, salt, chili flakes, and cumin and saute about 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium low and add the kale cooking another 15 minutes. The kale will shrink and reduce to a small amount. Blend and toss. Turn off heat, cover with a lid and about 10 minutes before serving add the watercress, thyme, blend and let it wilt.
In a heavy pot over medium high heat, melt bacon drippings, add shallots and saute about 3 minutes. Add the corn, salt, chili flakes, and cumin and saute about 10 minutes.
Reduce the heat to medium low and add the kale cooking another 15 minutes. The kale will shrink and reduce to a small amount. Blend and toss. Turn off heat, cover with a lid and about 10 minutes before serving add the watercress, thyme, blend and let it wilt.