Kale and Avocado Salad
This salad is delicious and you’ll never know you are eating raw kale! Kids even like it!
De-stem and finely chop as much kale as you think you can eat plus a little more since it shrinks! Place chopped kale in a large bowl. Pour on some olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Massage the oil and salt (with your hands) into the leaves until the kale becomes "wilted" and glistens.
Next add ½ (or 1 small) ripe avocado and massage that into the leaves as well. Next give it a good squeeze of lemon juice and mix it all in by hand (it's messy but be sure to lick your fingers after - it's so good!). Taste test. Add more seasoning or lemon juice if needed.
Finally add your favorite ingredients such as scallions (white & green parts), sun dried tomatoes that have been reconstituted in water & drained or fresh cherry tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, etc. Sprinkle in a little cayenne or curry powder if you like some spice.
Mix it all up! That's it - so easy yet so delicious!
Recipe from Karen Knowler, The Raw Food Coach