Since I was on such a kale kick I thought it would be a good time to finally try the massaged kale salad I’ve seen all over the place.  I don’t remember where I acquired the recipe exactly but I’ve had it jotted down, waiting.  The kale was washed and chopped ready to go and I knew I could scrap up the rest of the ingredients so it was to be.

This is my variation the recipe I had written down called for a handful of pine nuts which would have been amazing, but I didn’t have any on hand.

Let me know if you make a variation of the massaged kale, I’d love to try it out as well.

Massaged kale salad

1 head kale

1 clove garlic, finely chopped or grated

Juice from 1 lemon

1 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 avocado

handful of grape tomatoes, sliced

few shakes of slivered almonds

pinch of cayenne

pinch of black pepper

Put the washed + chopped kale in a bowl.

Sprinkle the kale with the olive oil, salt + lemon juice and massage it in with your hands.

Once it is massaged into the kale, the kale will begin to soften.  Allow it a few minutes to soften.

Add the remaining ingredients.

I was surprised at how good the touch of spice was with the cayenne, it was the perfect touch with the lemon juice. Enjoy.