This salad is very craveable! If you find you dont eat kale because its too bitter then I have a tip for you! Massaging raw kale transforms it from a tough, bitter leaf into a sweet, delicate, and delicious salad.
Add your cleaned, air/pat-dried and chopped kale leaves to a large glass bowl along with the dressing (including sea salt and pepper) then ‘Massage’ your kale (think of the motion used to rub someone’s shoulders… get your hands in there!), for about 4 minutes, or until leaves are sweet and tender. So cool!
6 cups torn fresh kale leaves, stems removed,
1 celery, finely sliced
1 cucumber, seeded and chopped
1 large green apple, cored and diced
1/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp mayonnaise or plain Greek yogurt
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste, about 1/2 teaspoon each
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
2 fresh garlic cloves, minced
Whisk all of your dressing ingredients together really well.
In a large salad bowl add in the prepared kale; Drizzle in your dressing and use your clean hands to massage the kale leaves for a few minutes.
Add celery, cucumber, apple, pecans, and cranberries.