Roll up your sleeves and wash your hands – yes, you really do need to massage the kale, but it’s worth it. Many food bloggers have posted about this recipe and there are several variations, but it started here. I never knew kale could be so good!
I bought a large bunch of kale (which was 50 cents) and tore the leaves only into small pieces. They overflowed my largest strainer, but I managed to rinse them all with cool water. I tossed the kale into a bowl with half of a ripe avocado, 2-3 T lemon juice, and some sea salt, and began the massage. For about 10 minutes, I rubbed the leaves between my fingers, working my way around the bowl. I added in some shredded carrot, and then let the salad set for a half hour. When dinner was ready, the leaves were soft and full of flavor. Give it a try!