Massaged Kale Salad Recipe

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!

Massaged Kale Salad Recipe
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  • 1 large bunch kale
  • 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. 
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