A massage sounds nice but would you consider giving your salad one?
When I talk to people about leafy greens, many say that they’re not a fan of kale due to its rough texture but taking a few minutes to massage those greens will help to tender it enough to eat without cooking.
Sounds intimate but it will make a big difference in the textures and flavour of your salad.
How to Massage Kale
Simply add the chopped kale to a large bowl and top lightly with lemon juice and olive oil. Massage with clean hands for about 3 minutes to soften the leaves. Add a pinch of salt added near the end for more flavour.
By taking the time to massage your kale, it will become more tender, making it easier to chew and digest.
Plus, this is a great way to infuse your kale with a touch of flavour!
‘Keep it Simple’ Kale Salad Dressing
3 tablespoons olive oil 1 small garlic clove, pressed or minced 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Massage your kale with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon lemon juice for 2-3 minutes.
Add all other ingredients to a mason jar and shake vigorously.
When all ingredients are combined, pour over your kale salad, toss and enjoy!