Massaged Raw Kale Salad Recipe

Massaged Raw Kale Salad
Massaged Raw Kale Salad

Massaged Raw Kale Salad Recipe

Massaged Raw Kale Salad


Kale is a hearty winter green that holds up well in soups and stews. But

it’s also wonderful as a salad if you give it a three-minute massage.


realize it might sound odd to massage your greens, but you’d be

surprised how this tough green leaf transforms into a tender, light

salad. As you rub it with olive oil using your hands, the leaves darken

and shrink in size and the texture becomes soft – it’s delicious! Then

it’s tossed with lemon juice and grated parmesan cheese. Gluten-free, vegetarian and easy to make.



The best part about this salad is that you can make it, refrigerate it, and it’s still perfect the next day. It won’t get wilted or soggy like lettuce once it’s tossed with dressing, so it’s the perfect salad to make ahead for lunch – just add your favorite salad fixins.


Massaged Raw Kale Salad

Servings: 4 • Size: 1 1/4 cups • Points +: 2 pts • Smart Points: 2

Calories: 80 • Fat: 6 g • Carb: 3 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 4 g • Sugar: 1 g

Sodium: 304 mg • Cholesterol: 7 mg


1 bunch kale, preferably dinasaur (lacinato), ribs removed and discarded (6 oz total without ribs)

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1 tbsp freshly squeeze lemon juice (from 1/2 lemon)

1/3 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano)




Slice the kale into 1/4-inch thin ribbons. In a large bowl combine the kale with oil and salt. Using your hands, massage the kale for 3 minutes until the kale softens.

Toss with the lemon juice and grated cheese and serve.


Makes 5 cups. Will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


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