Massaged Kale Salad

(from maggiwun’s recipe box)

Prep time: 20 minutes
Serves 4 people

Categories: Salads


  • 1 bunch kale, torn in small pieces
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • red pepper, thinly slices
  • 1/2 pt cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 T toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 lb feta cheese, diced


  1. Wash and dry kale and tear in small pieces. Drizzle with lemon juice, a little salt and a good quality virgin olive oil. Start massaging the kale until it has reduced in volume by about half and is soft. Taste and adjust seasoning by adding more salt, pepper and more lemon juice to taste. Drizzle with honey, add red pepper, and tomatoes, toss. Then add the toasted pine nuts and feta cheese, and toss gently again. Serve at room temperature. *To toast pine nuts, either put on a cookie sheet in oven at 400 degrees for about 5 minutes, stirring until a light brown, or on stovetop in a pan. These burn quickly, so be careful!

  2. All quantities can be adjusted to taste and other ingredients can be used, for example walnuts instead of pine nuts. But the pine nuts, while expensive, are my favorite flavor in this salad.

  3. The number of servings depends on your appetite, of course :-)

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