Amen Beyonce, Amen! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I LOVE kale.
Kale is extremely fibrous. Why is this important? Well first, the obvious, fiber is awesome! Fibrous foods take longer to digest and therefore keep you fuller longer. Second, kale can be massaged (think kale at a spa) ahead of time, which makes for the perfect make-ahead meal.
Massaging kale helps to break down its tough cellulose structure, making kale more palatable, less bitter, and easy to digest. My preferred massage method? Give the kale a good rubdown with your salad dressing. Combining two steps into one.
Below is a super simple salad vinaigrette that will help break down the kale. If you’re not a huge kale fan, I highly recommend you try out this technique!
Kale Salad Vinaigrette
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsbp dijon mustard
1 tsbp sherry vinegar
salt and black pepper to taste
- Whisk all ingredients together
- Pour vinaigrette onto kale and massage together for a few minutes