Kale is all the rage right now. It’s certainly no wonder since it’s nutrient dense, high in fiber, and a chlorophyll powerhouse. But it’s also a little bitter and can be a little hard to chew before cooking. Baby kale on the other hand is tender and more mild than mature kale but still packs the same nutrients. And because baby kale is bountiful in spring I decided to combine it with a few of my favorite spring vegetables, sweet English peas, asparagus and baby spinach.
Note: if using fresh peas cook them right along with the pasta. If using frozen peas add to pasta water the last three minutes with the asparagus.