Photo: Basic Massaged Kale Salad

Basic Massaged Kale Salad

Start with this basic recipe and add vegetables, nuts, seeds, and dressings as you see fit. Kale Salad is perfect alone or with grains, pasta, or on a sandwich

Yield: 
2-4 Servings

Updated: Tue, 04/03/2018 - 9:12pm

Ingredients: 

Kale Salad

  • 1 bunch kale, any type
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • Pinch each salt and black pepper

Optional Salad Mix-ins:

  • Shredded carrots, cucumbers, sliced red peppers, jicama
  • Sliced apples, pears, orange pieces
  • Sunflower, pumpkin, or hempseeds
  • Chopped walnuts, almonds, pecans
  • Fresh basil, arugula, dill, or parsley
Instructions: 
  1. Thoroughly wash kale and shake dry. Remove leaves from stems and tear into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Add kale to a large bowl and massage with your hands until kale looks wilted and ‘cooked.’ Drain off any excess water.
  3. Toss olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper with the kale. Add any optional mix-ins. Serve immediately or keep for up to two days in the fridge. Enjoy!