First request post! My friend Alessandra asked for a kale recipe that didn’t bring out the bitter flavor of the green. Look no further than the Simple Kale Salad. I’ve used kale in a variety of ways (soup, juice, garlicky saute, chips) but my hands down, favorite is also one of the most simple ways. This iteration has 4 ingredients and is a great companion to a spicy sausage or lemony white fish. I recommend you buy fresh, un-bagged kale and strip it from the stem yourself. You can retain the stems for soups or green juice. Special thanks to Amy for introducing me to this awesome green!
- 1 bunch Kale (red or green) torn into pieces
- 1/2 lemon (I prefer Meyer lemon for this dish but regular lemons will do just fine)
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
- Sea Salt to taste
Rinse your kale thoroughly. Lay it on some towels and try to towel off as much water as you can. Tear intomedium- sized pieces and toss into a large mixing bowl, reserve stems. Squeeze lemon and drizzle olive oil on top. Score your avocado into cubes and squeeze over bowl. Sprinkle sea salt and massage bowl contents with your hands until all of the avocado has been massaged into the leaves. Leaves will soften and glisten. I paired mine with a spicy andouille sausage. Enjoy!