Not a fan of kale? You might be once you try this recipe. There is no need to massage the kale if you remove it from the stem and cut it into fine pieces. Sitting in the dressing for a while will soften it enough. You could also buy baby kale which is soft enough to use right away.
Step one: Prepare the kale. (wash, dry and cut)
Step two: Decide what you want to add to your salad. The dressing is so good you can eat it plain. I usually pour a touch of olive oil in a frying pan and lightly brown some pine nuts. This brings the pine nuts a whole new punch of flavor! Add them to the salad with a handful of dried cranberries.
2 tablespoons – Tahini (found near peanut butter in most stores) (Made from sesame seeds into a smooth paste)
2 tablespoons – Real maple syrup
1 tablespoon – Lemon juice
1 tablespoon – Olive Oil
2-3 pinches – Cayenne powder
Pinch of salt and pepper (optional)
Directions: I usually put this in a squeeze bottle and shake it up. You can use a jar with a lid or simply mix it in a bowl. Add just as much needed to coat the kale (with pine nuts and dried cranberries.) Toss well. Let sit in the refrigerator for a while if you want to soften the kale.