This Kale Salad Looks So Good, It’s Almost NSFW

Want a better kale salad? Show it some TLC. With a splash of olive oil, a fresh squeeze of lemon, and a little time at the counter, this video shows you how a good massage transforms this sturdy green into a soft and supple salad. After some hands-on time with kale, your appreciation may run a little deeper.

Sometimes a sturdy green needs some extra attention to turn it into the rockstar ingredient we all know and love. You can use massaging, a technique of manually breaking down the fibrous quality of kale, to speed up the softening process. The addition of lemon and olive oil help usher the process along, leaving you with a deeply colored, soft and tender salad that will eradicate any notion that kale doesn’t play nice in salads.

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