I remember when kale was the “it” ingredient years ago- everyone was experimenting with kale! And thanks to that wave of popularity, kale has found its way into every-day life including recovery shakes, salad powerhouses, nutrition textbooks, and even art museums!
Odds are you have your favorite type of kale salad, and I’m here to share mine: a zesty version with acidic lemon juice, sweet raisins, savory garlic, crunchy pistachios, and salty parmesan. What I love about my recipe is that it uses cooked garlic so you’re not immediately hit with that blunt garlicky flavor. By sautéing the garlic first in olive oil, you transform it into a softer, mellower flavor that complements all the other players. An extra step I always take is massaging the washed kale with some salt. This trick makes the leaves softer.
Let me what you think below, and also share some of your favorite ways to prepare kale!