Kale is one of my absolute most favorite foods and one that I love to incorporate into salads, especially now that I know the trick of the trade - salt! Plus, this is the easiest recipe ever. Use it stand alone or add some embellishments, but either way it is incredibly delicious and comes together quickly! Kale is probably the best superfood out there... plus I think it might be my love language.
You will need:
1 large bunch organic kale
1/2 tsp sea salt
Organic, unrefined olive oil
Unfiltered apple cider vinegar
Organic dijon mustard
First rinse the kale well and remove all the ribs, then give it a rough chop. Throw it into a large bowl and sprinkle with sea salt. The salt helps to cut the bitterness of the kale and wilts it just slightly. Then (just go with me here!) pick up handfuls of kale and massage the salt into the leaves for about 30 seconds, until the kale turns a dark green. If you'd like add some toasted nuts, crumbled goat cheese cheese and/or chopped fruits and veggies.
Next, make the dressing. I love a simple mix of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard and honey with a little salt and pepper. I do a 1:1 mixture of oil and vinegar, 1T dijon and 1/2T honey, but you can add or subtract according to your taste! If you have time, let the salad marinate for ten minutes before serving.
This is our go-to side dish, the base for many of our brown bag lunches, and one of Elliot's favorite finger foods!