• Kristen Kizer

Weird and Wonderful Veg: Kale Edition!

Every wonder what to do with this dark leafy champ? Intimidated by it's bitter taste and tough texture? Massage your kale woes away to embrace this dark leafy champ like never before.


Massaging kale helps release the bitterness and works away some of the toughness that can make you feel like you're eating a pile of prickly leaves. The coarse salt and your hands act to mechanically massage, while the acidity of the vinegar helps to chemically break it down.


Once the kale is bright and shiny, you have a versatile salad base to which you can add a variety of toppings. Watch the video below to see how it's done and get some ideas for what else to add:



My first massaged kale salad had apples, dried cranberries, red onion, cucumbers, and red capsicum, but I've found there's a host of combinations that are great. Get exploring!


Do you have any unique vegetable preparations?

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