If you don’t like kale, you have not tried one of my recipes.
The trick to enjoying kale is not just the ingredients, but in the hands.
One must truly massage the curly leaves of the cruciferous kale (in a fat) in order to make it all the more enjoyable. By “breaking down” the roughage of the kale, we are also enhancing the digestive process and making the kale’s nutrients more useful to the body.
While I enjoy many versions of massaged kale, this salad was particularly spectacular.
A little avocado. A little citrus. Kale salad, I will never tire of you.
This time I opted to sweeten our greenery with a hefty drizzle of raw honey and fresh figs. This is the ideal salad for enetertaining. Don’t miss out on the creamy but sweet flavors this salad has to offer.
Gosh. I want some right now.
Ingredients– Party Size (Serves 6-12)
4 heads of raw organic kale, pulled from stems, hard ribs removed
½ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
Pinch of sea salt, optional
3 ½ organic avocados, pits removed
2 cups ripe figs, rinsed, stems removed, quartered
1/4 cup shallot, thinly sliced
3 tbsp raw honey
3 tbsp fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
The How To:
Place kale leaves in an oversized bowl and start by sprinkling your greens with sea salt. Next add your lemon juice and avocado. Use your fingers to really massage the oils and citrus into the leaves until sufficiently covered. The leaves will have wilted. This should take about 5 minutes.
Set aside figs and throw in remaining ingredients.
Add in figs and gently toss, (or use as decor around the outside of your serving dish like I did here). Put salad in a serving dish.
What are you enjoying this Fall?
How do you enjoy your kale?