I thought I would offer up one of my favorite go-to kale salad recipes. This recipe also works with chou vert and mustard greens. As with any raw kale salad, the key is the massage! Don’t leave this part out or else the greens will be too tough and unpleasant to eat.
Raw Kale Salad with Tomatoes & Radish
1 large bunch of kale, collards or mustard greens
medley of cherry tomatoes (I like the colorful variety best)
radish (any type; black radish adds a spice)
4. Put together all of the leafy parts of greens and chop into smaller 1/2 inch pieces.
6. THE KEY PART! The Kale Massage. As my cousin’s friend once told me, “Who wouldn’t want a good kale massage”? You must work the greens with your hands and massage in the lemon juice, olive oil and salt. This softens the greens and helps absorb the juices. It’s a crucial step. This can be done for a few minutes.
What are your favorite kale salad toppings?