Kale is usually described as an autumn or winter green, but summer is actually my favorite time to eat it. Of course its heartiness means it’s one of the few greens available at your winter farmer’s market, but if your only experience is with this late kale, you don’t know what you’re missing! Summer kale is much more tender and sweet than it will be later. This makes it a much more versatile ingredient, equally delicious cooked or raw. Ready to get started? Here are 11 kale salad recipes that put delicious summer kale to uses you never thought possible.