Chopped kale is massaged with salt to soften the leaves, then tossed with apple cider vinegar. Add diced apple, currants, pine nuts and feta cheese and you will have a delicious and nutritious salad. If you enjoy it and end up making it again, try changing the ingredients for some variety: add a pear instead of an apple, cranberries instead of currants, Parmesan instead of feta, etc. Great as a side dish or by itself the next day for lunch!
I have been trying to incorporate more dark, leafy greens into my diet but have been fighting with kale's toughness and bitterness. I had no idea that a two minute salt massage could make such a HUGE difference. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Leslie for this fabulous recipe and especially for the priceless tip tucked inside! - 02 Sep 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Pretty delicious! I wasn't sure what "massaging" meant- so I just put a bunch in a large bowl and started kneading it lightly with my fingers. After about a minute it started to wilt and release a bit of its liquid. At 2 minutes it had decreased in volume by almost half and was looking tasty. I substituted walnuts for pine nuts and cranberries for currants based on what I had in my fridge. I also added a tablespoon of olive oil. Very versatile. - 03 Jun 2013 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Thank you! I've always hated kale - too coarse-textured- but have eaten it because it's good for me. That massaging does the trick and the combination is very good. - 24 Aug 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)