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Inclusive Vegetarian Cooking by Taylor Cook & James Seppi

Massaged Kale Salad


Massaged Kale Salad

Massaging raw kale with a slightly acidic dressing helps tenderize this somewhat tough green so it can be eaten raw.  This light salad is great for warm days and it packs a ton of nutrition.


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 4 cups curly kale, chopped coarsely
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 1 green onion, diced
  • 1 green garlic, diced
  • 1/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
  • handful of mint, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Using a fork or whisk, mix together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients along with the dressing in a large bowl.
  3. Mix and massage with clean hands until the kale is nice and tender, about 3-4 minutes.

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