Kale Salad (don’t freak out)

Kale is not scary. It’s not icky either if you know the secret. You just have to give it a massage. No, really. Massaging helps to soften the kale and, in my opinion, gives it a better flavor, not so sharp and green tasting and feels good!

We are supposed to eat dark leafy greens to stay healthy. You can use any type of kale but I prefer Lacinto Kale or Curly Kale.


You’ll need a few leaves of kale. Remove the stem (fold it in half and use a sharp knife to slice out the stem.)¬†While folded, cut the leaves in 1 inch sections and place in a bowl. Add just the tiniest bit of olive oil and start massaging. I pick it up in handfuls and crush it a bit. Do this for a full minute.

Add in a few shredded carrots, some sunflower seeds, a bit of tahini, Braggs liquid aminos (or tamari or soy sauce) and some nutritional yeast and you’ve got a nice lunch or side to dinner. Don’t have sunflower seeds? Try sesame seeds or get creative.


4 leaves of Kale, stems removed and cut into small pieces

1 Carrot – shredded

1 teaspoon – Liquid Aminos (or tamari or soy sauce)

1 tablespoon – Nutritional Yeast

1 tablespoon – Tahini (sesame butter)

1 tablespoon – Sunflower or Sesame Seeds


Place Kale in a bowl and massage it by squeezing bunches with your hands for one minute. (you can add a tiny splash of olive oil if you want). Add the rest of the ingredients and toss.



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