Massaged kale salads are one of my favorite ways to enjoy kale. My favorite toppings are goat cheese or feta, dried cranberries, smoked salmon, and walnuts or hazelnuts with balsamic and olive oil. I think sweeter toppings go well with the strong green taste kale provides.
Below are steps to massage the kale.
- Take the kale leaves off the step and rip into small pieces.
- Put kale pieces in a bowl and pour a small amount of olive oil over them.
- Take kale in hands and massage, either by rubbing pieces together between hands or with a massage like motion (like how cats knead a comfy sleeping spot).
- Kale is done when it is a bright green color and is sweet and tender to taste. Add your favorite salad toppings and dressings and enjoy!
My Preferred Topping Options: apples, oranges, strawberries, blueberries, huckleberries, dried cranberries, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, smoked salmon, shredded carrots, shredded beets
Dressing Options: balsamic vinegar and olive oil, berry vinaigrettes, sweet poppy seed dressings, sweet sesame ginger dressing
My favorite combo: roasted hazelnuts, dried cranberries, chevre, smoked salmon, balsamic, and olive oil
Link to info about massaging kale: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/18/how-to-massage-kale_n_1601200.html