This recipe is how I got Gabriel to LOVE kale, and I hope it makes you a convert, too.
What you need:
- 1 bunch Kale
- Olive Oil
- Lemon Juice
- Salt + Pepper
- Your favorite cheese
Preheat oven to 410F, no hotter!
Wash and strip leaves off kale stems. With your hands, rip leaves into smaller pieces, think bite sized. Take half the leaves and place on baking sheet with a glug of olive oil, salt + pepper. Toss with your hands to coat and make one layer of kale on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until kale is crisp but not burnt
Meanwhile, massage the raw kale…if you’ve had kale and not liked it, it probably wasn’t massaged. This might sound weird, but do it! Toss the raw kale with a squeeze of lemon juice and a small pinch of salt. (You just slated the baking kale.) Crush with your hands until leaves soften, and the fibers break down. You’ve now massaged kale!
Take 2 tablespoons Olive Oil + 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and toss with the baked and massaged kale till coated. (Substitute white wine vinegar for the lemon juice, if needed.) You can add lemon zest or crushed red pepper to add a bright note. Then serve with your favorite cheese!
*This recipe makes salad for 4 people, you can alter the recipe for smaller parties. Just take as much kale and you want, split it in half, follow the recipe, then store the rest!