Massaged Kale Salad Recipe

Dec 5, 2011 6:01 pm

This salad would kale for a good rubdown

kale salad recipe
Photo: Susan Voisin
"Massaging" the kale brings out a bright green color that will perk up the blandest meal you can think up, you chicken finger addict.

There are so many ways to vary this salad: You can toss in some slivered baby carrots, substitute another kind of nut, or add a bit of thinly shredded red cabbage for extra color or sliced celery or bok choy for extra crunch. Even in its simple form, as presented here, it’s luscious and festive. I find it almost addictive; but I suppose that if one is going to be addicted to something, it may as well be kale! 

Servings: 8


1 large bunch kale, washed and dried
Olive oil or other healthy vegetable oil
2/3 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup crushed toasted cashews or pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lemon juice
  1. Strip the kale leaves off the stems, cut into ribbons and place in a large bowl.
  2. With a little olive oil rubbed on your palms, massage the kale for a minute or so until it becomes bright green and softens a bit.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients and serve at room temperature. 


Level of Difficulty: 
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
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