MASSAGED KALE AND AVOCADO SALAD
Mike discovered "massaged" kale salad during his yoga teacher training last month and it was love at first bite.
SERVES: 3-4 SERVINGS
one bunch of kale (I prefer the Lacinato/Dino variety)
1 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice¼ tsp sea salt (I use this brand)
one avocado, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil (where to buy good quality, organic olive oil)
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp nutritional yeast
¼ tsp sea saltpinch of black pepper
3 tbsp pumpkin seeds for garnish
Remove hard stem from leaves of kale and place leaves on top of each other. Roll into a tight cigar-looking tube and slice in thin ribbons.
Place kale ribbons into large bowl and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil,
1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and salt.
Massage the kale for about 2 minutes. It should start to turn a rich, greener color. Set aside.
To make dressing:
Combine avocado, olive oil, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper in a small bowl and mash until smooth and creamy.
For an even creamier dressing, use a small food processor.
Toss massaged kale with dressing.
Garnish pumpkin seeds.