April 25, 2015

Massaged Kale Salad with Apples and Almonds [Recipe]

Serves 4-6


  • About 3-4 generous cups washed and chopped kale (Lacinato or Dinosaur kale works great in this recipe)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (or more as needed)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ large carrot, shredded directly into salad
  • ¼ cup cranberries
  • ½ cup raw almonds, chopped
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • ½ apple, finely diced
  • ½-1 tsp cumin
  • ½-1 tsp turmeric
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper


1. Cut lemon in half and pre-measure and prep spices (you’ll need them ready to go after massaging).

2. Pour 1 tbsp (more if needed) of olive oil over kale, and sprinkle with sea salt. With clean hands, “massage” the kale so that all of the oil is coating it and it begins to wilt.

3. Squeeze lemon juice and seasonings and continue to massage the kale.

4. Toss in remaining ingredients and mix. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.

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