Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few years, it’s hard to miss the fact that kale is super popular — and extremely good for you, too. The health benefits of kale are well documented. The leafy green is absolutely packed with vitamins, especially vitamins K and A. It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory food and brimming with antioxidants. It might even help prevent cancer!
But if you’re not familiar with eating kale, it can be a tough food to swallow, thanks to its slightly bitter taste. Luckily, this Massaged Kale Salad will have you eating and loving the vegetable in no time.
This salad takes almost minutes to prepare and uses just a few ingredients. Make this massaged kale salad and become a fan of kale in no time!
In a large bowl, add the 12 ounces of organic kale and massage in the benefit-rich olive oil, lemon juice, pine nuts and dried cherries. You’ll love the crunch the pine nuts add and the sweetness from the dried cherries — yum!
Then use your hands to massage all the ingredients together. When the kale looks shiny, the massage kale salad is ready to devour.
This massaged kale salad is excellent as a starter or a light lunch. You can even bulk it up and serve it for dinner by adding protein-rich grilled chicken, heart-healthy salmon or avocado slices for a dose of healthy fats. Enjoy your new favorite salad!
- 12 ounces organic raw kale
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- salt to taste
- ⅓ cup pine nuts
- ⅓ cup dried cherries
- Add kale to large bowl and massage oil, juice, and salt into kale until it becomes shiny.
- Divide onto plates and top with nuts and cherries.