Happy Day after Halloween! Is anyone still on a sugar high – or should I say chocolate high? I wait all year to eat my fill of candy corn. It is like crack to me. I can pass up the candy bars, but give me a pound of candy corn and I can’t be trusted.
We did fuel up before the Halloween festivities with a great dinner. Mostly tried and true, except for the salad. I have only recently started eating kale, and then it’s been only braised, steamed or baked into “kale chips.” The thought of eating it raw hadn’t really occured to me, until I started seeing it pop up on blogs, and even a local restaurant menu.
So, after browsing the downtown Scottsdale Farmers Market and coming home with some fresh, local kale I was ready to take on Massaged Kale Salad. I used a combination of about 3 recipes, including the one on the True Food Kitchen website.
Massaged Kale Salad
1 bunch of kale (approx. 4 cups) washed and chopped
2 Tbsp. Olive oil
½ tsp sea salt
½ tomato, cut in cubes
juice of ¼ fresh lemon
- Add olive oil and sea salt to bowl with kale and gently “massage” together for a couple of minutes.
- Add avocado and gently keep rubbing ingredients until all of the kale is coated with olive oil
- Sprinkle with fresh lemon juice to taste and top with tomatoes
- Sprinkle nutritional yeast or parmesan on top (optional)
Small pieces of jicama
Garlic clove, smashed
Let it marinate together for a few hours to overnight. (I found it got tastier the longer it sat.)
I think this is my new favorite kale preparation. So fresh tasting and not at all tough and bitter. I can’t wait to make it again.
Here is a picture of Ava and Chase in Halloween attire. Of course as a foodie, I had to dress up my kid in some kind of food related theme.
Tired out from the festivities…and she didn’t even have any sugar!