Ahh, the first week of January – when recipe searches change from decadent goodies to a bit more healthy fare. I was going to call this recipe a “cleanse” or “detox” salad but unfortunately those terms nowadays are often paired with unhealthy and even dangerous dieting practices like starving yourself for days. I’d rather eat good, wholesome food.
I never though raw kale was something that was palatable but after listening to cookbook author & NYT columnist Melissa Clark describe how to make a similar salad on The Splendid Table, I was intrigued. It is amazing how a little bit of oil and acid breaks down tough greens within minutes and makes them more tender.
You can switch up this salad with different infused oils (think rosemary or ginger) and different nuts. It tastes even better the next day – I like to make a big batch to hang out in my fridge for those days I need to balance my not-so-healthy choices.
Do you have a favorite kale recipe? (But please, no more kale chip recipes :))