Super Simple Kale Salad
Author: Sweet Green Kitchen’s Jen Jones
1 bunch Kale – cut or torn into bite size pieces
A drizzle of Olive Oil – Use your most flavorful Extra Virgin / or even a nice lemon infused
A sprinkle of Flaked Sea Salt
This is the simplest salad you’ll ever make, just 3 ingredients and you’re done. For the kale, I really like a nice curly or Red Russian variety of kale here. Pull out the center rib and then just tear off the leaves into bite size pieces, it’s that easy. Next, drizzle with your most flavorful olive oil, not too little and not too much, just a drizzle. Now here’s the fun part and perhaps the most time consuming of this super simple recipe, massage the olive oil into the kale leaves until every leaf is glistening. Top with a sprinkling of flaky sea salt and you’re done!
Note: For the most part, I am a big believer in adding acid to my salads, I tend to like most dressings with a higher ratio of acid to oil, but in this case the olive oil and salt speak for themselves, no acid needed.
I like topping this easy salad with some roasted squash or sweet potatoes and maybe some chick peas too if I’m in the mood for a great vegan main dish. This would also be delicious topped with your favorite protein whether it be, grilled salmon, shrimp or chicken or my simple pan fried tofu or even a dollop of goat cheese or shaved pecorino, or as I’ve done here with my Maple Orange Tempeh, topped with a few clementines and almonds. Enjoy!