Bunch of kale
Olive oil - a tablespoon or two
First you need to remove the tough center stems from the kale. The easiest way to do this is to fold the leaf in half and run your knife down the stem. Then while the leaf is folded in half, you can slice across it to make salad-sized pieces.
Kale stripped of its stems and cut into bite-sized pieces.
This is pre-massage. It looks a little tense, doesn't it?
Place your cut up kale in a salad bowl. Add approximately one tablespoon of olive oil (quantity depends on how big your bunch of kale is.) Add a sprinkling of salt to taste then begin the massage! Rub the pieces of kale between your fingertips. As you rub, you will notice the leaves become silkier and less "scratchy" to the touch. Continue until you have massaged all of the leaves--it will take a couple of minutes. The kale should be soft and silky and taste almost sweet.
Ahhhhh. Doesn't that kale look more relaxed now?
This is the salad post-massage.
Serve as is or add a dash of your favorite vinegar.
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