Massaged Kale Salad

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Kale, not just for green smoothies, you can also use this nutrient powerhouse in your salads! As Kale is course and tough the best way to make it palatable is to massage it.  Yes, literally give it a good massage to soften it up and turn it into your new favorite salad base.  Of course you will need a tasty dressing and the one in this recipe is a winner.

Use the massage kale as a side dish or pile lots of your favorite foods on top and create an epic salad.

Salad Ingredients: 1 bunch of kale 1 cup edamame beans 1/2 red onion, sliced 1/3 cup walnuts 1/2 avocado, sliced

Dressing:  1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil Juice of half a lemon 2 Tbsp Balsalmic vinegar Salt and Pepper to season

Method: 1. Remove spine from the kale leaves and discard spine so that there are just the leaves left.   Wash them thoroughly and dry off.  Chop the leaves into small pieces and place in a bowl. 2. Mix all of the dressing ingredients together. Pour into bowl of kale leaves and with your hands massage the kale gently for a few minutes.  It will soften, go shiny and turn a dark green colour. 3. Add the rest of salad ingredients on top and serve.

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