Nut & Raisin Kale Salad
-2 bunches of kale
-3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
-nuts: pine nuts, chopped walnuts, or pistachios work well here. Suggestion: if you are using pine nuts, saute them in a pan on the stove for a few minutes until they are golden brown for added flavor.
-a couple garlic cloves, crushed
-juice of 1/2 lemon
-fresh fruit like blueberries or strawberries (optional)
-Wash and dry kale. Cut or tear into bite-sized pieces, removing the biggest parts of the stems as they are tough to chew
-Place kale in a large mixing bowl and pour in olive oil, lemon juice, and fresh garlic.
-Massage the kale until it becomes tender and the dressings are well distributed. Add in raisins and nuts and mix once more.
-Top with optional fruit.