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Clean-Eating Olive Oil & Coconut Vinegar Massaged Kale Salad

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Need a delicious recipe with a powerful nutritional punch to jumpstart your healthier eating goals in 2018?

This colorful, Clean-Eating Olive Oil and Coconut Vinegar Massaged Kale Salad is delicious as a side dish or topped with healthy protein to make a complete meal.

Since kale is so hardy, salad made with kale stores well in the refrigerator for a few days. Therefore, it’s a great addition to your weekly meal prep routine, as you can eat it as a side salad for a number of days or pack as a main lunch salad to take on the go.

This simple salad is accompanied by a simple, but unique, vinaigrette made with Wildly Organic’s Coconut Vinegar, Olive Oil, and Coconut Syrup.

Clean-Eating Olive Oil and Coconut Vinegar Massaged Kale Salad

As you may know, our pure and organic olive oil is extremely healthy and tastes great — because it’s from a trustworthy source. The healthy fats in olive oil also help the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients from greens.

If you’ve never used Wildly Organic’s Coconut Vinegar, you’re in for a nutritious and delicious treat! Made from the sap of the coconut tree, our coconut vinegar is naturally fermented, then bottled without pasteurization or heat, preserving all its precious nutrients.

This salad also incorporates soaked and dehydrated nuts which are easier to digest that un-soaked nuts. (Here’s why we soak and dry nuts.) Wildly Organic’s soaked and dried nuts save so much time in the kitchen!

Because kale is fairly tough, it’s important to prepare it properly in order for it to taste good. The preparation process comes in the form of a massage.

It might seem a little strange to massage a bunch of greens, but it only takes a few minutes and totally transforms these leaves from tough and slightly bitter to somewhat sweet and soft.

The massaging process also brings out the beautiful deep green color of the leaves.

To Massage Kale…

Chop the leaves into small-ish pieces (not tiny, but about the size you’d like in a salad) and place in a large bowl.

Drizzle with Wildly Organic’s Olive Oil and sprinkle with a pinch of quality Himalayan salt.

Massage the leaves with a kneading action for about 3 minutes or until soft and slightly wilted.

Don’t skip the massage! If you do, the salad will be too tough and not pleasant to chew.

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  1. If you purchased kale on the stem, remove the stem and chop leaves into small pieces.
  2. Place kale leaves in a large bowl and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and massage kale for 3-5 minutes until soft.
  3. Add chopped onion, cucumber, and cranberries and toss to combine.
  4. Combine the coconut syrup, coconut vinegar, and remaining oil in a jar and shake to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Drizzle dressing over the salad to your taste.
  6. When ready to serve, sprinkle with goat cheese and nuts.
  7. Top with grilled chicken, fish, or shrimp, to make a complete meal - optional.
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