kale salad

15Jul12

This salad is often found in natural food store deli cases at upwards of $7 a pound. In reality, it is a cheap, quick and easy recipe to make at home. The secret is massaging the kale (read more here) which breaks down the fibers and makes the otherwise tough veggie edible without cooking. Enjoy this healthy salad at picnics and on other summertime occasions.

Kale Salad

Ingredients:

  • 3 carrots, grated
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 bunches kale, massaged and chopped
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1/3 cup Braggs Amino Acids
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Grate carrots. Put into a large salad bowl.
  2. Thinly slice red onion. Add to bowl.
  3. Massage and chop kale. Trim the bottom 1-2 inches off kale (essentially the dried out, tough part). Wash leaves and shake dry (leaves can remain damp). Line up leaves and put on a clean, dry surface. Grab leaves with your hands and crunch and twist them together until broken down. Leaves will soften and almost appear to be cooked. This happens quickly! Roughly chop. Add to bowl.
  4. Add sunflower seeds and raisins to bowl.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix lemon juice, Braggs, olive oil and pepper. Stir to combine.
  6. Toss salad with dressing and let sit for at least 30 minutes to let the salad absorb the dressing.
  7. Enjoy!
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3 Responses to “kale salad”

  1. 1 urmi

    hey katie! quick question- can you explain, “massaging the kale?” i’ve not heard of this before and would love to learn more! thanks! ps, great pictures- they definitely get my stomach growling.

    • Hi Urmi!

      Thanks for reading Veg Here! I know massaging kale might sound strange, but it works! Here is added explanation – I am going to add it above as well…

      Trim the bottom 1-2 inches off kale ( essentially the dried out, tough part). Wash leaves and shake dry (leaves can remain damp). Line up leaves and put on a clean, dry surface. Grab leaves with your hands and crunch and twist them together until broken down. Leaves will soften and almost appear to be cooked. This happens quickly! Roughly chop.

      Hope all is well and that you enjoy the recipe!
      Katie

  2. 3 TM

    I am so excited to try these salad dressings! I had totally forgotten about your blog and have been craving some veggie variety lately. And here it is! Yum!


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