Also known as “Tuscan Kale.” It tastes a bit more sweet than normal kale and has a textured surface on its bluish-green leaves.
Always check for fresh and firm leaves. Avoid flimsy or discolored leaves or stalks. Smaller kale leaves tend to be more tender and milder in flavor.
As with any vegetable, it should be rinsed and drained before preparation. Lacinato kale is typically eaten raw in a salad or sautéed with other vegetables, like onions or shallots, along with some red pepper flakes.