Recipe: Massaged kale salad with strawberries

“The community’s engagement and interest in the CHCM cooking demo was fantastic! There is nothing better than using all market ingredients to create a simple, yet delicious & healthy dish that everyone can eat and enjoy.” — Colleen

Thanks again to local health coach, Colleen DiPietro, for her tasty and informative cooking demonstration this past Saturday! We’re not sure which disappeared more quickly, the delicious samples or copies of the recipe, but in case you missed her at the market — or if you arrived too late to snag a copy of the recipe — here’s how to make your own:


Massaged Kale Salad with Fresh Strawberries

(great for breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 servings

1 bunch kale
1 teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup diced red or green onion
¾ cup diced strawberries
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons unfiltered apple cider vinegar

De-stem kale by pulling leaves away from stems. Wash leaves. Spin or pat dry. Stack leaves, roll up, and cut into thick strips. Put kale into a large mixing bowl, add salt, and massage kale with your hands for about 2 minutes. Stir onions & strawberries into kale. Dress with oil and vinegar and mix.

Use your Massaged Kale Salad in a variety of ways!

This salad keeps fresh for a week so incorporate this delicious summer dish into your everyday meals – add it as a salad or side dish to any lunch OR toast a slice of bread and spread a soft cheese (such as ricotta or goat cheese) then top with the massaged kale salad. You can even top the open-faced sandwich with an egg any style (over easy, hard boiled, etc.) for a bit more protein.

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