Lacinato, black, or Dino kale is very dark green, with remarkably firm, deeply ridged leaves. This kale takes a bit longer to cook than other greens; the upside of which is that the leaves hold their shape even under long cooking times, making it a great addition to soups and stews. Lacinato kale is also delicious simply cooked with garlic (and a bit of chile, if you like) as in Greens With Garlic or Greens With Preserved Lemon. True kale lovers may want to try it cut into ribbons and tossed (raw) in a Kale Salad.
Learn more about this kale with this guide to All About Dino Kale.