I admit, I was initially reluctant to jump on the raw kale bandwagon, but once I did, I haven't looked back! I was introduced to this salad by my friend Baillie, who served this salad at a recent dinner party. My husband (always a bit skeptical of kale) ate every bite, it was insanely good! We also had a good chuckle over the name of the dish, massaged kale salad. It's not everyday you think about massaging salad, but you literally massage the dressing to soften the tough kale leaves.
The dressing is sooo ridiculously easy, it's almost comical. I actually had to double back and reread the recipe going, "wait a minute...did I forget an ingredient?!" Nope. Honey + lemon juice + olive oil. That's all, easy peasy. The tart of lemon balanced with the sweetness of mango made for gustatory perfection, I truly forgot I was eating kale. The recipe calls for pepitas, which I didn't have on hand, but I tossed a handful of blueberries instead, and it tasted just fine.
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