Monday, July 22, 2013

Food: Massaged Kale Salad

Buying kale for Elora's smoothies usually means a lot of left-over kale that needs to be used ASAP before it goes limp and blonde (yes, even with ends cut in a glass of water). So I have been exploring recipes and came across this one for a Massaged Kale Salad from

I like that its fast, easy and uses what you already have in your pantry! I also liked that it softened the kale to a more palatable texture. It also packs a nice garlicky punch!

  • 2 bunches kale
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 minced anchovy fillet or 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Strip leaves from the stems (discard stems).
  2. Wash and dry the leaves.
  3. Tear the leaves into small pieces and place in a large bowl.
  4. Add Parmesan, oil, lemon juice, garlic, soy sauce, anchovy (if using), pepper and salt.
  5. With clean hands, firmly massage and crush the greens to work in the flavoring. Stop when the volume of greens is reduced by about half. The greens should look a little darker and somewhat shiny.
  6. Taste and adjust seasoning with more Parmesan, lemon juice, garlic, soy sauce and/or pepper, if desired

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