Hi everyone! It is Shannah, from Just Us Four, here again this month to share a new recipe with you. Right now, we are all about outdoor entertaining and recipes that are simple to put together. Kale is all the rage and I cook with it a lot. But, it comes in HUGE bags so I am always looking for new ways to use it. That is how my recipes for spicy kale crostini was born.

Spicy Kale Crostini

The best thing about this crostini is that, if you don’t have kale around, you can easily substitute spinach or even broccoli rabe! Oh, and of course, you are getting in some green veggies which is always a win!

Spicy Kale Crostini Ingredients:

1 loaf French baguette, sliced
4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
3 cups kale, chopped
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
3 cloves roasted garlic, minced
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
Salt to taste
1/4 grated, fresh Parmesan cheese

Let’s Make It:

1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Brush bread slices with olive oil and place on baking sheet. Bake for 3-5 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove from oven and let cool.

2) Heat 3 Tbsp of olive oil over medium heat in a large pan. Add onion and saute for about 3 minutes. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for an additional minute. Add 1/2 of kale and cook for a few minutes. Then, add remaining kale after the first batch wilts enough to fit it into the pan. Saute for 5-8 minutes. If mixture begins to dry out, add 1-2 Tbsp water and the same amount of olive oil. 

3) Spoon kale mixture on top of bread slices. Top with grated Parmesan and serve.

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This crostini was a big hit at the last get together we had. I loved it because it was so simple to make. If you wanted to add even more flavor, spread some fresh ricotta on the bread before topping with the kale mixture. 

I hope you will come by for a visit to see some of the other great entertaining recipes I am sharing like 

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