Friday, January 4, 2013

massaged kale salad

Sometimes, you gotta try something new.
Like massaged kale salad.
What a name.

Or, awesome Vans shoes.
Thrifted, no less.
And then you gotta take an iphone picture of this weird-o salad with your new shoes.
And then promptly forget to take real pictures with your fancy camera.
Because you are eating the weird-o salad.
Because it's so good.

But, I have to say, it is named aptly.
You actually massage the kale.
With your hands.
But, effective.
Takes out the bitterness of the kale and wilts it down so it's edible in the raw.

Very odd, this salad.
But, pretty tasty, nonetheless.

Massaged Kale Salad
Serves 2-4.
From Sunny Anderson.
1 bunch kale, stalks removed and discarded, leaves thinly sliced
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
Kosher salt
2 teaspoons honey
Freshly ground black pepper
1 mango, diced (about 1 cup)
Small handful toasted pumpkin seeds

In large serving bowl, add the kale, half of lemon juice, a drizzle of oil and a little kosher salt. Massage until the kale starts to soften and wilt, 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside while you make the dressing.
In a small bowl, whisk remaining lemon juice with the honey and lots of freshly ground black pepper. Stream in the 1/4 cup of oil while whisking until a dressing forms, and you like how it tastes.
Pour the dressing over the kale, and add the mango and pumpkin seeds. Toss and serve.

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