Kalettes™ are an exciting new vegetable that crosses flavors from Brussels sprouts and kale. The result of this Kale-Brussels Sprout mashup is a vegetable with delicious, sweet and nutty flavor. It's easy to prepare and looks great in dishes. Brussels sprouts and kale are both part of the Brassica family whose other members include cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and turnips. This close family relationship is what allows them to be crossed.
How to Grow
Kalettes grow similarly to Brussels sprouts, but produce a tall stock loaded with leafy "flowers" that look like mini heads of kale. Plant this cool season crop in full sun. Spacing them 18 inches apart. They prefer moist, loamy soil.
Kalettes are a non-GMO vegetable. They were not developed through genetic modification. They were created by traditional plant breeding. Kale is full of nutrients and antioxidants. Brussels sprouts are filled with fiber, which makes Kalettes an incredibly healthy superfood.
Cooking with Kalettes
Kalettes are extremely versatile and can be prepared in many ways. They are fantastic raw as a snack or in a salad. Steaming, blanching or sauteing Kalettes whole is also a great preparation. They can also be chopped. This allows you to experience separately the kale leaves and the tasty core of the Brussels sprout. Also, try grilling whole Kalettes in a grill basket on medium heat until slightly charred. They also cook faster than Brussels sprouts because they are not quite as dense.
Get started with some of these great recipes:
Kalettes Stir Fry Orange Kalettes Salad Kalettes Frittata