Massaged Kale Salad

September/October 2012

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Here a pungent garlicky dressing is infused into kale by massaging the greens and the dressing together with your hands. Any type of kale will work in this kale salad recipe, just remember to remove the tough stems before you start.

13 Reviews for Massaged Kale Salad


I put all the ingredients in a zip lock bag and massaged it there. It was a lot less messy than using your hands.

Easy & tasty

I really liked this recipe, as did many other guests at a recent dinner. It was fairly to make, though a little messy. It really reminded me of a ceasar salad with kale. My only criticism would be that the 3 cloves of raw garlic was a bit overpowering. Next time I make this, I will use 2 small or 1 large clove.

Flavor, healthy

I like this best using a meyer lemon. The flavor is excellent and it keeps well and just gets better the next day. I couldn't stop
eating it. So easy and so very healthy!

Heaven on a plate!

I made this with the Tuscan variety of kale and it was absolutely delicious!! I have been dreaming about this salad all week since I first made it. I bought more kale at my farmers market today. I told them about this recipe and they were intrigued that I was eating the kale raw. I told them to try it. Thanks for such a delicious recipe!

Simple to make with few ingredients
Amazing Kale in 5 minutes!

I use the Trader Joe's bagged organic kale. No need to remove the stems, just pour a half bag into a big bowl with the ingredients and start massaging! Sometimes I add chopped apple, chicken, almonds, or even avocado to make it a meal, but really it's good without any additions. I've now made this salad five times and every time I'm amazed at how easy and delicious this is. My two-year-old helps to squeeze the lemons and then eats it up with me.

Fast, healthy, delicious

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