Use your favorite variety of kale for this salad. Even chopped collards or mustard greens can be substituted. The key to the salad is massaging the greens with the dressing. This helps to break down the coarse veins in the leaves and takes away the bitter “raw” flavor.
Prep Time: about 10 minutes
Makes 4 servings
1 lb (500 g) kale, trimmed and chopped into bite-sized pieces
½ cup (125 ml) Sesame Dressing
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
4 tablespoons dried cherries
2 green onions (scallions), thinly sliced
½ cup (40 g) toasted slivered almonds
Place the kale in a large mixing bowl and add the Sesame Dressing. Gently massage the kale and dressing together for 2 minutes.
Add the sesame seeds, dried cherries, green onions and slivered almonds. Toss well.
Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 days.