This to me scrams "California Classic". I believe there was a time in my life where this salad was my go-to on a daily basis. Since I made this salad so often, it changed based on ingredients around the house or out in the garden. I hope you enjoy this as a foundation and continue to explore the many variations that massaged kale can be paired with!
Massaged Coastal Kale Salad
1 bunch of kale, chopped (I use lacinato)
small red cabbage, chopped
2 large carrots, shredded
1 medium apple, chopped
1 medium avocado, diced
3 Tbsp raw hemp seeds OR sesame seeds
Juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup Julia’s Good Medicine Lemon Olive Oil
¼ cup Bragg’s liquid aminos (OR low sodium soy OR tamari sauce)
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp honey (optional)
¼ tsp sea salt
1 Place kale in a large bowl, squeeze lemon juice over kale and add olive oil
2 Massage kale until it turns a shiny, dark green color.
3 Combine all other vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until well mixed.
4 Place red cabbage, carrots, and apple in the bowl with the kale. Pour vinaigrette over salad contents and use your hands or utensils to mix until well combined.
5 Top with diced avocado and seeds.