Saturday, December 31, 2011

Massaged Kale Salad

Yes, even Kale benefits from a good massage, in this case, with salt.
Thanks to Liz for this recipe, it will be sure to get us through the winter.
One big bunch of Lacinato Kale (also called black kale, dinosaur kale.  The leaves are long, thinner and straight in comparison to regular curly kale)
1 T. Salt (we used sea salt cause I love it)
Roasted Sunflower Seeds
Blue Cheese
Raisins or Currants (try all kinds)
1 Apple, cored and sliced 
Cider Vinegar
Olive Oil

Rinse and dry kale.  Remove portion of stem, usually at least one third, that is woody and tough.  Stack kale leaves on top of each other and slice into 1/4 to 1/2 inch strips.  Place strips in bowl and add 1 T. salt.  Massage salt through kale leaves.  This will tenderize the kale.  Set aside and core and slice apple. Break blue cheese up into edible chunk size.

Look at kale.  You'll notice that it is shrinking down in size a bit.  The salt is doing its job.
Add all other ingredients.  You'll notice that I didn't put down quantities for most of the ingredients. 

That's cause I wasn't given Q's by Liz.  This is a personal thing.  Use the amounts that you want to eat.  Do it all to taste.  It makes one heck of a salad.  And it keeps for a couple of days. 


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