Kale never had it so good. The much-maligned leafy cruciferous veggie has taken a little of the heat off previously unpopular broccoli and spinach. Personally, I love them all, but I do admit that kale can be less than stellar when it’s not prepared properly. And one proper way to prepare it, I’m here to tell you, is to toss it in your waffle. No lie. Even the kids ate these kale and feta waffles. I mean, they ate them up — kale and all.
Kale and feta work together in much the same way that spinach and feta do, each complimenting and offsetting the other’s strong flavors. To be honest, it might be the scrumptious way the feta melts inside the waffle that really makes this one so decidedly yummy, but for now we’ll let healthy kale (and the kids) think it’s the star.
These waffles are awesome and easy, and they’re welcome any time of day: serve them with eggs for breakfast, or top each waffle with a salad and call it dinner — we chose a simple butter lettuce salad in raspberry vinaigrette, and it was perfect.
Kale and Feta Waffle
These savory kale and feta waffles are so delicious, they will convert even the most ardent kale-hater.
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1/4 cup butter (melted)
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 1/2 cup feta
- 1 cup kale (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon fresh herbs, such as parsley or dill
Heat up your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.
In a large bowl, mix together eggs, milk, and melted butter.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Stir in feta, kale, and herbs.
Pour batter into the waffle maker and cook until golden, about 5-6 minutes depending on your waffle iron.