I love kale. I love avocado. I love avocado mixed with kale, and you will too after trying this simple salad. Many people think that kale can't be eaten raw due to it's tough texture and slightly bitter taste, but let me tell you a secret that will give silky, sweeter tasting kale: massage! No, I don't mean for you, I mean for the kale.
When serving raw kale, put it in a large bowl with a generous sprinkle of salt. Using both hands, massage and rub the kale leaves together for about 2 minutes. This will help break down their fibrous insides, making them silky and soft. The flavor will also be slightly sweeter, making it much more useful for a raw salad.
8 cups of chopped, raw kale with the stems removed (go ahead and massage it now)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt (for massaging the kale)
2 cups julienned carrots
1/2 of a red onion, diced or thinly sliced
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
Lemon Vinaigrette Ingredients:
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons of Mrs. Dash (your favorite variety)
This is easy: Simply toss all of the salad ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix the vinaigrette ingredients together in a small bowl, then toss with the salad. Do this gently so you don't smash the avocado.