The BEST Massaged Kale Salad!

Kale.. love it or hate it, this recipe will make you love it! Kale gets a bad rap for being chewy and tasteless but I can assure you that if you are not a kale lover you will be after you try this recipe. Kale is very fibrous and needs some love to taste its best. Luckily its super simple and takes no time at all. All it takes is massaging it with lemon juice (acid) olive oil and some salt! This extra step is completely worth it, I promise! This salad also tastes better the longer it sits so its great for meal prep and meals on the go (bonus!)

Serves 2 as main or 4 for side dishes

  • 1 large bunch of kale, washed, dried and finely shredded
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 can of chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup of halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 a cucumber diced
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds

After you wash, dry and finely chop your kale place it in a large bowl. Add you lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and salt. Using clean hands..start massaging! Yes, massage your kale. Use your hands to really break down the fibres of the kale. Do this for about 2-3 minutes. Add in tomatoes, cucumber, chickpeas, onions and hemp seeds. Give it a toss and place in bowls. Garnish with more hemp seeds.

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