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How to Trim Kale and Chard

Kale and chard need their tough inner ribs removed before cooking. Learn a quick method for trimming them, plus an easy tip for the tenderest kale.

Length: 1:24
Produced By: Sarah Breckenridge

Unlike spinach, it takes a fair amount of cooking to turn kale leaves tender, and the stems are nearly impervious to tenderizing. That's why the first step in preparing kale is trimming the stems. In this video, I'll show you how to trim the stems away from kale, a method that works equally well on greens like chard and collards.

Video by Gary Junken

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