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massaged kale salad

Celebrate Earth Day this year by adding more healthful greens to your diet.

Today’s featured green-tastic food is: K A L E 🙂

top 10 health benefits of kale

And now, for an inspired recipe…..

Massaged Kale Salad


  • 2 heavy handfuls (2-3 cups) of organic raw kale leaves (I prefer the lacinato a.k.a. “dino” variety)
  • 1 tsp. of olive oil (I’ve use truffle oil occasionally and it is AMAZING)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp. of Celtic sea salt


  1. De-stem the kale leaves from the stem by simply placing your index finger and middle finger (in the shape of a claw), and “claw” down the center of the leaf to de-stem while simultaneously pulling the leaf away from you with your other hand.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the de-stemmed kale leaves with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Lightly pour an additional 1 tsp. of olive oil onto your hands to coat.
  4. Using a massaging action (similar to kneading bread dough), start to tear the leaves apart and massage.
  5. Continue massaging for about 2-5 minutes or until the leaves are softened, the leaves will also turn a more vibrant green.
  6. Use this as a salad base or add toppings of your choice for a complete meal in a bowl.
Root Vegetable Kale Salad

This salad contains delicious golden raisins and kale; fiber and vitamin A rich kale and root vegetables, topped with omega-3 rich walnuts and protein rich edamame.

What you’ll need:

  • 2-3 cups Massaged Kale Salad
  • 3 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1 cup roasted root vegetable you enjoy (sweet potatoes, beets, parsnips, turnips, celery root, etc.) cut into chunks
  • 1/2-1 cup edamame
  • 1/4 cup walnuts

Assembly: Take massaged kale salad and stir in all the remaining ingredients until combined. Top with a favorite dressing, such as zesty lemon shallot or balsamic.