Massaged kale salad recipe served simply with cucumbers, carrots, and a luscious avocado and tahini dressing is an incredible treat.
Savvy Veg is a big kale fan who had never eaten massaged kale, but is now an enthusiastic convert to kale salads, thanks to this sample recipe from Wild About Greens by Nava Atlas.
Total prep & cook time: 20 min
Nutrition Data, 105g Serving: 37 cal, 8g carb, 0g fat, 37mg sodium, 2g fiber, 2g protein, 1g sugar, low saturated fat, Cholesterol, good source Thiamin, Riboflavin, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Very Good Source Dietary Fiber, Vit. A, Vit. C, Vit. K, Vit. B6, Folate, Calcium, Potassium, Copper, Manganese. Estimated glycemic load 3
The oil on hands method is Nava's preference for massaging kale. She also gives two other methods: sprinkling with sea salt, then rubbing into the leaves, or drizzling olive oil & lemon onto the leaves and massaging.
We aren't onion fans, so I substituted celery thinly sliced on the diagonal for the scallions. That was a very nice flavor complement to the kale and cucumber. Walnuts are also lovely in this salad.
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