Kale Caesar Salad

We love the idea of taking a classic and giving a twist using healthy and seasonal ingredients. This twist on a Caesar salad is vegetarian and the perfect salad to eat on cold days.

serves 2

600g baby kale
1 x 400g tin chickpeas
90ml mayonnaise
1 lemon
60g grated Parmesan
2 slices spelt bread
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
8 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon mustard
salt and pepper


Preheat an oven to 200°C. Cut the bread into 2 cm cubes. Place in a roasting dish with 4 tablespoons olive oil and roast in the oven for about 10-15 minutes until golden and crisp.

Drain the liquid from the chickpeas and rinse them under cold water. Dry well on some kitchen paper. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise together with 2 teaspoons mustard, a few drops lemon juice, salt and pepper. Thin the dressing down with a little water. It should be the consistency of pouring cream.

Heat a frying pan over medium heat with 4 tablespoons olive oil and fry the chickpeas and turmeric until golden, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the baby kale to the pan and fry for a further 2 minutes or until just wilted.

Spoon the kale and chickpeas over 2 plates and drizzle over the dressing. Scatter over the croutons and grated Parmesan before serving.



voor 2 personen

600gr babyboerenkool
1 x 400gr blikje kikkererwten
90ml mayonaise
1 citroen
60gr bakje geraspte Parmezaan
2 sneetjes speltbrood
1 theelepel kurkumapoeder
8 eetlepels olijfolie
2 theelepels mosterd
zout en peper


Verwarm een oven voor op 200°C. Snijd het brood in blokjes van 2 cm. Doe ze in een ovenschaal en meng ze met 4 eetlepels olijfolie. Zet de schaal in de oven voor ongeveer 10-15 minuten totdat ze goudbruin en knapperig zijn.

Giet het vocht van de kikkererwten af en spoel ze af, in een zeef, onder koud water, dep ze droog met wat keukenpapier. Meng in een kommetje de mayonaise met 2 theelepels mosterd, een paar druppels citroensap, zout en peper. Verdun met een beetje koud water tot de dressing de dikte heeft van slagroom.

Verwarm een koekenpan op medium vuur met 4 eetlepels olijfolie en bak de kikkererwten en kurkuma goudbruin voor ongeveer 3 minuten. Breng op smaak met zout en peper.

Voeg de babyboerenkool toe aan de pan en bak nog eens 2 minuten.

Schep de boerenkool over 2 borden en lepel de dressing er overheen. Bestrooi met de croutons en de geraspte Parmezaan.






Green smoothies

A healthy boost to give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs.
Makes: 3 cups 
4 Large Apples
6 Celery Stalks
2 Kale Leaves
Wash the ingredients under running water.
Core the apples. De-stem kale leaves. Throw them in a juicer altogether with celery stalks, that have been cut into smaller pieces.
The juicing takes literally a minute or two.
Once juiced, pour into glasses and serve right away!

Kale Smoothie

If you're needing a boost for your immune system or just looking to keep healthy, the combination of theses fruits and vegetables will help you on your way.

Serves 2

100 g shredded kale
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 piece fresh ginger (about 5 cm), peeled and chopped
1 apple, peeled and cored
juice of 1 orange
apple juice, to thin the smoothie down

Place all the ingredients in a (Magimix) blender and blend until smooth. Add enough apple juice to thin it down to the consistency you desire.

Pour into tall glasses and serve immediately.

We, the Amsterdam Flavours chefs, hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you have any questions on how to prepare it or just want to send us your feedback, you can reach us here Contact Amsterdam Flavours

Balsamic Roasted Beetroot, Quinoa and Kale

Serves 4

750 g cooked beetroot
20 g tarragon
150 g quinoa
150 g pancetta
300 g finely sliced kale
4 cloves garlic
150 g piece pecorino

Preheat the oven to 200° C. Cut each beetroot into 6 or 8 wedges. Place 150 ml balsamic vinegar, 40 g brown sugar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper in to a roasting tray. Add the beetroot, mixing the ingredients well, and roast in the oven for 15 minutes. Pick the tarragon leaves; add them to the beetroot once they have been roasted. Set aside.

Place the quinoa in a small pot and cover with water. Bring to the boil, lower the heat and cook gently for about 15 minutes until tender. Drain off through a sieve and set aside.

Cut the pancetta into lardons and finely chop the garlic. Heat a frying pan with 2 tablespoon olive oil on medium heat. Add the pancetta to the pan and fry for about 5 minutes until golden. Remove the pancetta from the pan and set aside. Lower the heat; add the garlic and kale and fry for about 3 minutes until the kale has wilted.

Mix the kale, pancetta and quinoa together and season with salt and pepper. Spoon the mixture onto a serving platter and top with the beetroot. Scatter with shaved pecorino and spoon over the beetroot juices.

We, the Amsterdam Flavours chefs, hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you have any questions on how to prepare it or just want to send us your feedback, you can reach us here Contact Amsterdam Flavours