Today’s bit of energy food is all about the simplicity of kale rubbed with oil and sea salt. Yep. That’s what makes a great kale salad. That’s it!
Here is the absolute fastest and most amazing way I know to make a super-addctive kale salad. You get to pick the accessories, but today we’ll focus on the kale done beautifully!
Massaged Kale Salad
A big bunch of organic kale. I like flat-ish leaves.
About two teaspoons of sea salt (I like it salty, it goes a long way so its not really too much.
And a few tablespoons of olive oil ( I also like more oil- it creates a “softer” salad and seems more “dressed” and fulfilling. For raw salads I break out the organic and extra virgin oilive oil, but use what you have on hand.
1 tbs lemon juice or 1 tbs apple cider vinegar (optional, I skip it)
To make the kale: Wash it extremely well and dry as best as you can with a clean dish towel. Cut the tough stalks out of the centers (*this makes a huge difference) and chop into small pieces. Put it in a bowl, pour on the salt and oil… then start the massage!
Rub the leaves together for a few minutes with the salt and oil. You will feel the leaves transform. They are unbelievably amazing.
Try a leaf. If it feels almost “cooked”, soft, easy to chew and full of flavor… it is amazing!
Ideas to dress the rest of the salad:
- Fresh cracked pepper
- Chopped shallot
- Carrots scraped in ribbons with a peeler
- Raw nuts of seeds (here I used pecans)
& whatever else your heart desires!
I would eat this every day if I could keep enough kale in stock. It makes me feel positively amazing and kale is an uber-nutritious storehouse of vitamin K, A & C, phytochemicals, antioxidants, iron and calcium to name a few of the astonishing superfood benefits waiting in most supermarkets and farmer’s markets near you!
Enjoy! xoxo Dana
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