Make Ahead

Favorite Kale Salad

January 19, 2014
3 Ratings
  • Serves 6 servings
Author Notes

I have adapted this slightly from Nava Atlas's book, "Wild about greens" ...where I first learned about massaging kale. Such a simple, quick recipe but everyone loves it. If you have her cookbook, her's is on pg 146. I also make more dressing than I need and use it for other salads because I don't like to keep making fresh dressing everyday and I love this one. —loubaby

What You'll Need
  • 3/4 pound kale, Dinosaur or Curly, de-ribbed, torn
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries or yellow raisins
  • 2/3 cup chopped raw cashews or almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large fresh lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar (honey in a pinch)
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  1. Place prepared kale in salad bowl. Place Rub 1 Tablespoon olive oil on your hands and immediately start to massage your kale leaves until all are glistening. They will soften in about a minute or less. Toss and mix in your cranberries (other dried fruits are fine) and nuts.
  2. Combine oil, lemon juice, agave nectar and salt and pepper; drizzle to taste the amount of dressing you like and serve. While I do serve this immediately, I have been known to hold any leftovers dressed overnight and it still eats well.

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loubaby January 19, 2014
I am sorry I couldn't figure out how to move the ingredient arounds to list as they are used...those side arrows didn't work.