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Massaged Kale with Grated Root Vegetables and Avocado

January 25, 2011

For the salad:

  • 1 large bunch kale, washed, de-stemmed and chopped (about 5 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 c. grated rutabaga, turnips, parsnips, or celeriac
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 1 teaspoon black or white sesame seeds

For the dressing:

  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar or honey
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, pour olive oil and salt over kale. Take off your rings and watch, roll up your sleeves, and massage the oil and salt into the kale for 2-3 minutes, until the kale starts to break down and wilt. The kale can benefit from having a half-hour of relaxation after its massage, but that isn’t strictly required.
  2. Top with carrot, rutabaga, avocado , scallions and sesame seeds. Mix together dressing ingredients and toss with the salad.

 

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