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How to cut kale

How to Cut Kale

  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 3 to 4 cups 1x


Wondering how to cut kale? Here’s a step by step guide and video that shows you how, including how to stem kale and chop kale.


  • 1 bunch curly kale or Tuscan kale


  1. Fold the leaves of the kale together and hold them with your non-cutting hand. Use a large chef’s knife to cut off the tough stem.
  2. Roll up the kale leaves.
  3. Cut the kale into slices, using a circular motion with the knife. (Make thicker slices if the kale should be chopped into rough pieces; see Step 4.) You can use thinly sliced kale ribbons for salads and soups.
  4. If you’re chopping the kale, rotate the slices and then chop them in the other direction to make small pieces. Repeat for all the kale leaves.
  • Category: Knife Skills
  • Method: Cutting
  • Cuisine: N/A

Keywords: How to cut kale, Cutting kale, hHow to chop kale, How to stem kale