I just got back from a family vacation in Iceland yesterday and while Iceland isn’t short on amazing scenery is certainly comes up short in the fruit and vegetable department. Although, I am not a vegetarian I REALLY missed my veggies, especially my favorite friend Kale. So, I couldn’t wait to whip up a simple, quick (under 5 minutes) massaged kale salad today and reunite with my friend.
EASY PEASY KALE SALAD (From yourvegangirlfriend.com)
1 bunch of green or purple curly kale
2 handfuls grape tomatoes
Handful of hemp seeds or pine nuts (or both if your feeling fancy)
1/2 – 1 whole lemon, depending on your taste
Good quality olive oil
Himalayan pink salt
A few drops of stevia (optional)
Wash the kale and pat dry. Use your hands and rip off the leaves from the stems in bite sized pieces.
Drizzle about a tablespoon of olive oil over the kale and use your hands to massage the kale until it shrinks in size and is soft and well coated.
Cut grape tomatoes in half and add to the salad. Cut your avocado length wise and twist open. Save half, and cut the other half into bite sized chunks by scoring the inside lengthwise and then horizontally and scooping out the flesh. Add to salad.
For the dressing roll your lemon on your counter or cutting board (this releases the juices!) and then cut in half. Squeeze the juice into your salad. Sprinkle your pink salt over your salad and use less than you normally would as pink salt is extremely potent! Add a few drops of stevia to sweeten things up a bit. Mix again with your hands or a fork of your feeling civilized. Sprinkle your hemp seeds or pine nuts on top. Let the kale “marinate” for about 10-15 minutes before eating and it will be that much more delic!