The perfect kale salad that will become a regular occurrence in your household. It’s not only quick and easy to put together, but it’s also super healthy, nutritious and shall I state the obvious beauty of it too?
There’s so much hype around kale lately, and I think it’s great that people are eating it more. But I think some of you get put off because you don’t know how to prepare it. Trust me, it’s super easy and once you get the hang of it, you will be adding it to everything.
How to prepare kale
If you choose to eat it raw, it’s important to soften the kale. To essentially massage it so that it’s not so chewy, bitter and unpleasant.
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I do this by adding salt to the cut kale in a bowl by squeezing and rotating it for a few minutes. This process will make the kale much easier to chew and digest.
See the photo below to demonstrate what kale looks like before and after massaging it. It will halve in size and become softer.
Can you eat tuscan kale raw?
You sure can! As long as you massage it with salt as I mentioned above, you’re good to go!
When I first tasted this kale salad, I fell in love. It was simple yet so delicious! It had the perfect balance of flavours with the softness of the massaged kale leaves, sweet bursts of pomegranates and crunchy nutty texture of the walnuts.
I had the idea to make the walnuts extra crunchy, so I candied them in some rice malt syrup. It worked perfectly!
I love it as a side salad to pretty much anything. Last night I had it with some quinoa, roasted pumpkin and tahini dressing.
Hope you enjoy this recipe and add it to your salad rotation. It’s also a great salad to put together for any holiday feast you might have. It will look stunning at the dining table.
Other salads you’ll love:
- Quick & Simple Vegan Lentil Salad
- Rainbow Falafel Salad
- Spiced Carrot & Millet Salad
- Vegan Red Rice Salad with Tahini Dressing
- Mediterranean Pearled Couscous Salad
- Gluten-Free Tabbouleh with Quinoa and Pomegranate