Kale Salad - the King of Greens!

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“I got this recipe from the TV show The Chew, it is from their healthy contributor Daphne Oz. I'd never tried raw kale, but was impressed with the simplicity of this one. Wow, is it wonderful...the secret is massaging the kale to break down it's fiber. Then, oh boy, an easy and nutritious salad is ready to go.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 large bunch black kale, torn into bite size pieces
  • 14 cup olive oil
  • 1 -2 lemon
  • 13 cup currants or 13 cup other dried fruit
  • 13 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 14 cup pecorino cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper


  1. Tear kale pieces off the main fibrous center stem. Add the kale to a large mixing bowl, season with salt, pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Massage with your hands making sure to coat the kale with oil and begin to break down the cell structure.
  2. Grate the zest and squeeze the juice of the lemons over the massaged kale. Add the currants, toasted pine nuts, pecorino and toss to combine. Serve with a pinch of red chili flakes, if desired.

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