Massaged Kale Salad

Massaged Kale Salad

Massaged Kale SaladAdapted from the Food Network

yield: Makes 4 servings

prep time: 20 min


  • 1 bunch kale (black kale is especially good), stalks removed and discarded, leaves thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 c. EVOO, plus extra for drizzling
  • kosher salt
  • 1 t. honey
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 c. diced fresh strawberries
  • small handful of toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) or whatever toasted nut you like


  1. In a large serving bowl, add the kale, half of the lemon juice, a drizzle of oil and a little kosher salt. Massage until the kale starts to soften and wilt, 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk remaining lemon juice with the honey and lots of freshly ground black paper. Stream in the 1/4 c. of oil while whisking until a dressing forms. Taste and adjust if necessary.
  3. Pour the dressing over the kale and add the strawberries and nuts. Toss and serve immediately.