How to Make A Massaged Kale Salad, 2 Ways






Kale seems to be everywhere, and with good reason. This vibrant leafy green is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as magnesium and fiber. But without the right preparation it can be bitter and tough. Luckily, there's a simple trick to make a delicious, nutritious kale salad—just massage the greens with a bit of olive oil before you serve it. Check out the two massaged kale salad recipes below.

Rainbow Quinoa Massaged Kale Salad

Ingredients

1 cup rainbow quinoa, cooked
1 bunch kale, stems removed
1 carrot, shredded
1/2 cup snap peas
extra virgin olive oil
1 lemon
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1/2 tbsp honey
flax seeds

Directions

Drizzle chopped kale with olive oil and massage until evenly coated. Set aside 5-10 minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. Toss with quinoa, carrots, and peas. Mix together the juice of the lemon, mustard, honey, and more olive oil, adjusting to taste. Drizzle over salad and top with flax seeds.

Bright Berry Massaged Kale Salad




Ingredients


1 bunch kale, stems removed
1/4 cup strawberries, halved
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup slivered almonds
feta cheese
extra virgin olive oil
balsamic vinegar
honey

Directions

Drizzle chopped kale with olive oil and massage until evenly coated. Set aside 5-10 minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. Toss with berries, almonds, and cheese. Mix together 3 parts oil, 1 part vinegar, and honey to taste. Drizzle over salad.


By Steph Davidson| June 21, 2017
Categories:  Recipes
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About the Author

Steph Davidson

Steph Davidson

Steph is a writer and editor with a love of tea, books, and horror movies. Steph grew up under the impression that most meals came out of a box and had to contain some sort of animal protein. When an interest in a more environmentally friendly way of living led to her vegetarianism in 2012, she decided to teach herself how to cook. You can catch her kitchen wins (and the occasional opportunity for improvement) on Instagram @_stephinitely_.


 

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