Kale doesn’t need to be cooked to be enjoyed. If you slice it into fine ribbons or tear it into small bits, it makes a great salad. When it comes a salad of raw kale, there are two camps of people: those who roll their eyes and wonder how we aren’t past this yet, and those whose love and adoration for this hearty green salad base haven’t skipped a beat.
I fall firmly into the latter group, and that is wholly because I’ve learned what it takes to toss together a really good raw kale salad that you want to keep making again and again. Here are 10 recipes to get you started.