Wednesday, July 1, 2009



This has become my favorite raw recipe. A fresh bunch of kale, washed and dried. Chop. Chop. Chop. Keep chopping. It’s the hardest part but worth it. You chop till it is very small pieces. Then chop some more. If you like cilantro chop up a bunch of that as well. Just as small as the kale and combine them. You can also use spinach or chard if you don’t have kale on hand or mix in half and half. But I recommend kale the first time. Mostly because you won’t believe you are eating raw kale by the time this is done.

Now have a flat-like bowl and add some olive oil, a fairly good amount. Then some fresh lemon juice, pressed garlic and salt. Mix all these together and then add your chopped - more than you can imagine - kale (and cilantro if you like it.)

Massage. Yes, you heard me right, massage the kale into the olive oil mixture. It’s a bit messy for the hands but great for the kale. It helps to soften and break it down and make it very digestible. And very delicious.

You can’t imagine this till you try it. I promise you won’t believe you are eating raw kale.

1 bunch kale
2 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. lemon juice
1 garlic clove
1/2 tsp. celtic salt

opt. 1/2 bunch cilantro

I never measure and most definitely use much more olive oil garlic and salt. Adjust all the above to your own taste.

This really is amazing, one of my favorite summer side dishes and so healthy.
Try it, I promise it is worth all the chopping.


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