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
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.