Some food trends just make sense. Hummus? It's creamy deliciousness you can scoop up with something salty. Cupcakes, donuts and monster treat hybrids? Obviously! We don't need to question why they're popular. But kale — left untreated — is a tough, bitter pill to swallow. It's a touted as a superfood, sure, but there are a lot tastier ways to get your health on.
But kale — treated right, with lots of flavorful toppings — makes for a hearty, delicious and satisfying side. It can hold up to a lot, so pile on the toppings! Spicy, carmel-y cashews, sweet and tangy cranberries and sharp, full-flavored fontina make eating your greens worth your while. Top it all off with a mustard-maple vinaigrette and you've got the perfect side dish for Friendsgiving.