I know a kale salad is a total cliche nutritionist meal, but it’s for good reason. A kale salad fits the bill for a perfect simple summer meal because:
- No cooking required.
- The best kale is now available at the farmer’s market.
- It’s loaded in chlorophyll, which helps us directly convert the sun’s rays to energy (a study if you want one).
- It’s loaded in antioxidants, which is protective of the more harmful sun’s rays.
- It’s a super fast meal.
- It’s portable, making it great for picnics or lunches away from the desk.
- It’s delicious!
I know there was a whole hallaballoo a while back with the whole “Ah, I’m eating too much kale, I’m not healthy anymore” panic. To eat too much kale in the form of this salad, you would need to revert to ape-living and spend your entire day chewing. Don’t worry. It’s okay.
This salad can be modified in a number of ways but what doesn’t change is the massaged kale base. Massaging kale is an important and too often missed step. It helps break down the fiber a little making it easier to chew and digest, and in my opinion, more palatable. I love my kale thinly sliced, massaged with some lemon, sea salt and olive oil and left to rest for five minutes while I prep the other ingredients.
This dressing is a staple in my fridge and I put on everything – including my All Dressed Sweet Potato.
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