Mar 21 2012

Kale Salad With Dried Cherries

For some reason making a good kale salad used to seem so difficult to me. I could never understand how it was so good everywhere else, but when I tried to make it, it was garbage.

Finally a few months ago I figured out (after asking) that you have to massage the kale with oil and let it rest so it loses the bitterness and hard texture.

Dried cherries go perfectly with it, as do any kind of raw, or toasted, nuts (pine, walnut, almond, sunflower).


1 Bunch washed kale, removed from stems

2 tbls olive oil

1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt

1/2 tsp lemon juice

1/2 cup dried cherries


Combine kale with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. Massage with your hands for a minute or two, and let it sit for a few minutes.

Add cherries – done!

It’s amazing how massaging changes it so completely. This is one of my favorite meals/snacks. Healthy, quick and one of our best defenses against cancer!


One Comment

  1. Posted May 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Posted By: andrea devon

    It’s so great that you found kale salad; it really is one of the most important things we can do for our bodies! I teach many variations on the theme in my cooking classes. Happy to have found your blog- I am a Michigan girly too, but I’ve been hiding out in Hawaii for eleven years now! aloha from oahu! andrea

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