If you’ve noticed, there are a few staple items in my kitchen (ahem, sweet potato). Kale is one of them. We usually eat this leafy green about once a week. When I first tried kale, I didn’t care for it at all. It thought it was bitter and way too fibrous for a raw salad and so only used it if it involved a quick blanching or sauté.
And then, I started treating it right. *cue mood lighting*
After you’ve removed the stems and chopped your kale into the desired size, drizzle your kale with a little bit of olive oil, and put a little bit on your hands. Now quite literally, massage it. You’ll notice the colour brighten and the texture of the leaf turn soft and almost silky to touch after just 2-3 minutes. Here are some before and after pictures – you’ll notice the difference in brightness and the differences in leaf textures. (The colours in these photos were NOT enhanced!).
It might seem a bit absurd, but give it a try!
*The pictures taken were in preparation for this salad.