There has been something about the sound of a massaged kale salad that I haven't been able to get out of my thoughts. Does that ever happen to you? You see something online or in a book or magazine and it invades your thoughts until you try it. That happens to me often. I can't be the only one.
One trip to the "kale farm" aka my mother-in-law's back yard last week and I was inspired to give it a try. I thought the tender leaves that she has growing in her backyard would be perfect for a salad. Shannon at Tri to Cook had posted a recipe here for a massaged kale salad earlier in the summer and I had enough of the ingredients to give it a shot. I didn't have the edamame so I left that out. I, also, didn't have a ripe mango so I substituted a nice, juicy nectarine. That worked great. The sweet nectarine paired so well with the creamy avocado, the tang of the lemon and the saltiness of the roasted sunflower seeds.
I can definitely see this salad happening again in our future. In fact for lunch today, I massaged a small handful with some with olive oil, sea salt and lemon and added it to a pita along with tomato and goat cheese. It was an absolutely fantastic vegetarian lunch. If you haven't tried massaged kale, I encourage you to visit Shannon's blog, get the recipe and give it a try. While you are there, check out some of the other yummy dishes that she has featured. This is the not the first time that I've tried her food. Not only has everything tasted fantastic; but, it is all very healthy, as well!
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