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How to cook Kalettes / Flower Sprouts

Kalettes are a relatively new hybrid vegetable between kale and Brussels sprouts. They are quick and easy to prepare and so delicious!

Kalettes - Flower Sprouts

We need to talk about my latest obsession: Kalettes or also called Flower Sprouts or Kale Sprouts.

You know I LOVE Brussels sprouts, and these kalettes are a hybrid vegetable between kale and Brussels sprouts. So obviously, I love kalettes as well. They are leafier than Brussels sprouts, so they also cook faster.

They are in season from October to early April, so definitely check out farmers’ markets in that time because they might have them! Of course, this also depends a bit on the location, my farmers’ market (I’m in Austria) has them between December and February, and I buy them every time I’m there.

Flower sprouts are such a cool and relatively new vegetable. They started breeding kale and Brussels sprouts back in 1995. And over the last couple of years, kalettes have been popping up in stores and at farmers’ markets more and more.

Needless to say, they are super healthy and nutritious, especially high in Vitamins B6, C, and K. They are less bitter than kale and also milder than Brussels sprouts. I’m not the biggest fan of kale, but I LOVE these kalettes so they are the perfect way for me to get my vitamins in!

Kalettes - Flower Sprouts

How to cook Kalettes / Flower Sprouts / Kale Sprouts

The ingredients

These kalettes are super easy and quick to cook. You’ll only need 4 ingredients:

  • kalettes / flower sprouts / kale sprouts
  • water
  • soy sauce
  • plant-based oil e.g. canola oil, sunflower oil, peanut oil, whatever you like.
Kalettes - Flower Sprouts

The Basic Steps

As always you can find the whole written recipe at the end of the post. I want to show you the basic steps with step-by-step photos first.

washing kalettes
Step 1: Wash them.
kalettes in pan
Step 2: Now add them to a pan, add a bit of water so that the pan is partially covered. Let them cook on medium to high heat with a lid on the pan for 2-3 minutes.
kalettes in pan
Step 3: Once they start to change in color and get soft, remove the lid and cook them further until the water has evaporated.
kalettes in pan
Step 4: Now add a splash of oil and soy sauce, and cook them on high heat for another minute.
Kalettes - Flower Sprouts
And done!

Serve them with …

Kalettes, Schnitzel and oven-baked potato slices

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This is my favorite method to prepare kalettes. I hope you love it as much as I do! Let me know if you give it a try! 

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Let me know!

  • Have you ever tried flower sprouts?
  • Have you seen kalettes in a store or farmers’ market? Where do you live? What month was it?

Cheers, Bianca

Kalettes - Flower Sprouts

How to cook Kalettes / Flower Sprouts / Kale Sprouts

Bianca / Elephantastic Vegan
Kalettes are a relatively new hybrid vegetable between kale and Brussels sprouts. They are quick and easy to prepare and so delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 2 people
Calories 59 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 3 cups kalettes
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon plant-based oil e.g. canola oil, sunflower oil, peanut oil

Instructions
 

  • First, wash the kalettes.
  • Now add them to a pan, add a bit of water so that the pan is partially covered. Let them cook on medium to high heat with a lid on the pan for 3-4 minutes.
  • Once they start to change in color and get soft, remove the lid and cook them further until the water has evaporated.
  • Now add a splash of oil and soy sauce, and cook them on high heat for another minute. And done!

Nutrition

Calories: 59kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 86mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 34mg
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