Friday, July 16, 2010

Raw Kale Salad

The kale is in full swing! Ever enjoy a raw wilted kale salad?
There's two reasons I love this salad:
1- It lasts for a week or more in the fridge.
2- It brings out kale's full tenderness and flavor without cooking it.

Bunch of Kale, chopped
1 lemon, squeezed over kale
1 tsp - 1 TBS Sea Salt
1 TBS - 1/4 cup Olive Oil

Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl, using the smaller amount of salt and oil to begin. With your hands, massage the lemon, salt, and olive oil into the kale. This combination of ingredients actually breaks down the kale so that it becomes tender. Keep on rubbing into the kale. If it doesn't seem to be tenderizing, add more salt and olive oil. Smoosh between hands until the kale is a dark green glistening color. Voila! Now you have a raw kale salad!

This can be eaten deliciously as is, or it can be added to.
Tasty add-ins: tomatoes, beans, avocado, green peas, fresh lettuce, feta cheese, olives, shredded cabbage, garlic scapes, pine nuts, radishes, ect.

For more flavor, consider chopping in parsley, oregano, and basil.

~Feedback from Ingrid 07/17/10:
I just tried this and it is delicious. I added avocado, cucumber and grape 
tomatoes. I would recommend using 1/2 a lemon to start if you have a small
bunch of kale- the farm share. I will be serving this with grilled salmon,
so the extra tartness is ok, but I'm not sure it is to everyone's taste.


Coach Carla said...

Hi Shannon! I just made this, prior to reading your recipe. Darren and I remember the amazing massaged Kale you made at the EFT workshop. I still can't get it quite as yummy as yours. But it turns out, I put lemon, olive oil and sea salt. I guess it's just your magic touch missing. As the universe would have it, I was just going to email you to ask what I missed, and here's the recipe! Remember to swing by and say hi as you 2 travel by N J Love and Peace, Carla

Shannon said...

Hi dear Carla! Wonderful to hear from you! Delicious kale wishes~* :)