“How To Clean Kale” is a comprehensive guide to preparing and washing kale before eating it. First, remove the tough, fibrous stem in the center of the leaf by cutting along either side. Next, wash the leaves in a sink or large bowl filled with cold water and gently massage them to remove any dirt or debris. Finally, dry off the leaves between paper towels or spin them dry in a salad spinner. After washing, kale can be stored in the fridge inside a plastic bag for up to five days. Following these steps ensures that the kale is clean and safe to eat.
How to Clean Kale
Kale is a wonderfully healthy and nutrient-rich vegetable! Here are a few steps to help you clean kale properly:
- Remove Stalks: Cut or tear away the stalks and discard.
- Rinse: Submerge the kale leaves in a bowl or sink of cold water, allowing all sediment and dirt to settle for a few minutes. Use your hands to gently stir the leaves and remove as much gunk as possible.
- Swish: Swish the leaves around a bit, and then lift them out of the water. Discard the cloudy water and rinse the bowl or sink if it’s very dirty.
- Dry: Once the leaves are free of visible dirt, shake off the excess water and transfer them to a clean bowl. If needed, dry the leaves with a salad spinner, or pat them dry between two clean towels or paper towels.
Now you’re ready to prepare and enjoy kale in your favorite recipes. Enjoy!