Yes, I am massaging my kale! Massaging the kale softens its fibrous texture. This is particularly helpful if you’re serving raw kale. Kale is a very trendy vegetable right now, but is quite nutritious. It actually has more than twice the amount of vitamin C as an orange. There are many kale recipes available, but I like this recipe because it combines sweet, juicy mango and lightly salted seeds.
- 1 bunch kale (black kale is especially good), stalks removed and discarded, leaves thinly sliced
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
- Kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 mango, diced small (about 1 cup)
- Small handful pepitas (pumpkin seeds), about 2 rounded tablespoons
In large serving bowl, add the kale, half of lemon juice, a drizzle of oil and a little kosher salt. Massage until the kale starts to soften and wilt, 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside while you make the dressing.
In a small bowl, whisk remaining lemon juice with the honey and lots of freshly ground black pepper. Stream in the 1/4 cup of oil while whisking until a dressing forms, and you like how it tastes.
Pour the dressing over the kale, and add the mango and pepitas. Toss and serve.
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Literally just ate this. Very light and refreshing. Mango adds a nice touch. Kale tasted very massaged. Haha. I am jealous of Pam’s kids because they get to eat this stuff every night.
Have all the ingredients and going to make tonight (:
I recently tried to replicate a delicious salad I had on vacation – my first kale salad ever! It didn’t quite taste the same. After reading this, I think it had to be the massage that made the difference, so I can’t wait to try it again. And I love the addition of the honey and pumpkin. Being healthy can truly be delicious! Thanks for this recipe.
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Just made the kale salad, can’t believe how well the tip of massaging the kale works!! Very fresh and yummy salad.
I think I’ll make it, too!
It was fun massaging kale with you recently, Pam!
Made this for a group over the weekend-it was a hit! Very fast to put together-really like the dressing!