I have never used raw kale for anything except juicing, so I was really pleased that my first attempt at making a salad with it was a success. Even though I see variations of this recipe on menus all the time, I was not sure how it would work for me in a salad, so I was a bit intimidated. Browsing through the internet I found an article on massaging kale and I decided to give it a try. This is an absolute MUST if you do not want to feel like you are eating plastic. It was so good, I will have to make it again and try it out on my finicky family.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Roasted Spiced Pecans:
Salad:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add pecans; cook and stir until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and sprinkle with stevia and chipotle powder; toss until well coated.

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  • Place kale in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Massage until leaves begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Add diced apple and spiced pecans. Fold in feta cheese.

Tips

Cook's Note:

You can use pears instead of apples and vary the type of nut for a little variation. Another great option is using dried cherries or cranberries for a little added tang.

Nutrition Facts

318 calories; protein 11.4g; carbohydrates 30.1g; fat 20.4g; cholesterol 16.7mg; sodium 596.7mg. Full Nutrition
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