For some reason making a good kale salad used to seem so difficult to me. I could never understand how it was so good everywhere else, but when I tried to make it, it was garbage.
Finally a few months ago I figured out (after asking) that you have to massage the kale with oil and let it rest so it loses the bitterness and hard texture.
Dried cherries go perfectly with it, as do any kind of raw, or toasted, nuts (pine, walnut, almond, sunflower).
- 1 bunch washed kale (removed from stems)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- Combine kale with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. Massage with your hands for a minute or two, and let it sit for a few minutes.
- Add cherries – done!