Sunday, March 10, 2013

Massaged Kale Salad: 3 Ways

I've been obsessed with massaged kale salads this season and bring you the best of the best recipes I've found. Kale is full of calcium and I find it to be one of the more palatable winter greens. Get lacinato kale (with the broad flat leaves as opposed to the more common curly kale). My kids and I like that texture best.

Salt or lemon juice massaged into the kale takes the raw taste of kale from these salads while still leaving the leaves crisp and fresh tasting.

And, I can't seem to do a massaged kale salad without a bit of sweetness.

Massaged Kale and Craisin Salad with Feta Cheese

If you have a lemon flavored olive oil, use it. You won't be sorry.

Raw Kale Salad with Lentils and Sweet Apricot Vinaigrette

I used quinoa instead of lentils. Quicker to cook and I thought it absorbed more dressing.

Hearty Kale Salad with Squash, Pomegranate Seeds, and Toasted Hazelnuts
I used butternut squash, but other than that, I think this recipe is my favorite. Perfect for a Thanksgiving side.

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