This raw kale salad is super simple and a delicious way to enjoy this nutritious green. I have done several variations with this using black currants in place of raisins and walnuts instead of almonds. Play around with it and see what you prefer. All kinds of nuts and berries as well as apples or pears could be fantastic in here.
Massaged Kale Salad with Orange Vinaigrette
Makes 6 servings
1 bunch kale, de-stemmed, torn into bite-sized pieces
1/2 tsp salt (I always use pink salts or sea salt)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
freshly squeezed juice from 1/2 orange
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup raw almonds (whole or slivered)
1. Add salt and massage into kale for a few minutes until it becomes tender. (Note that curly kale will need a bit more time to become tender than lacinato kale. You can add another sprinkle of salt if it doesn’t seem to be shrinking enough.)
2. Add raisins and almonds.
3. In seperate bowl whisk together orange juice, olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Drizzle over your greens and mix well.