Massaged Kale Salad

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I LOVE this Massaged Kale Salad, creamy with avocado and lemony goodness. It is one that I always anticipate making and eating because it is so flavorful and delicious!  My sister-in-law Melanie @melaniefoodlove introduced this gem to me. If you want to make it a full meal, top it with chicken, or pepitas for added protein.

Kale is chock full of nutrients and antioxidants, it is a great source of fibre, and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent in your body. Pairing kale with a healthy fat such as avocado allows you to get the most nutrients out of your food. The addition of vitamin C from lemon also helps you absorb more iron from your kale. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

One bunch of organic kale
1 1/2 organic avocados
2 TBSP organic onion or chives, finely chopped
1 organic tomato or organic red pepper
1 organic lemon, juiced
2 TBSP organic olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
Pinch of cayenne pepper

Make It:

First, remove the stems from the kale. Grasping the kale stem, pull in an upward motion toward the outside of the leaf. The stem should easily separate from the leaf.

Then stack the leaves, roll them up and chiffonade by thinly slicing into ribbons.  Place the kale in a large bowl.

Add 1 1/2 avocados, the onion, lemon juice, oil, sea salt and cayenne pepper.

Using your hands, massage the kale with the other ingredients until the avocado is creamy.

Add the chopped tomato or pepper and toss lightly.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Willis Hoff