Massaging your kale for a couple of minutes may sound a bit decadent, but it can make a world of difference.
It seems like kale continues to be the “it” leafy green, if there is such a thing. While I love sautéing and braising kale, I had yet to make the “massaged” kale salad I kept reading about and seeing on restaurant menus. Once I actually took the 2 minutes at home to try massaging it myself, I realized how easy and delicious it was, and what a textural transformation it makes.
With a little hands-on TLC, the kale goes from tough to tender in no time. This task is also really great for a young family member to take on.