How To Prep Kale So You'll Actually Eat It
Kale is a wonderful leafy green full of calcium, iron and vitamin k. But most people avoid it due to its bitter taste. This is disheartening as kale is an amazing substitute for spinach or romaine and can be used in anything from Salads and Smoothies to pastas and eggs because it's so versatile.
But back to the bitterness. I'll concur that just placing raw kale into your salad with other veggies doesn't taste great. But what if I told you there was a trick. A quick way to prep your kale so it wasn't bitter, but instead tasty and filling?
Well, there is one! (click here to skip to the video demo!)
The way you prep your kale can make a huge difference! Using the instruction below, your kale will not only last longer in the fridge but taste better also.
But before you get to the recipe, here's another tip: Kale definitely has an over powdering taste. If you're used to salads drenched in dressing or have a sweeter palate, add some dried fruit into your kale salad. It makes a huge difference.
Okay, back to the point: The Simple Prep Trick That Will Make You Love Kale
Start by destemming your kale. Remove all the leafy green parts from the stem or ribbing and tear into bite size chunks. Place them in a bowl.
Next, add in the following ingredients:
3-4 tbs fresh lemon juice (two for a small bushel of kale and three for a bigger one – I like the lemon flavor so I always go more)
tbs olive oil (more if needed – you'll see in a second!)
1 tbs sea salt
Massage your kale. Yup, you read that right. Manually rub the ingredients into the kale until it is fully coated (this is where you may need another table spoon of olive oil). You'll know you're done because the kale will now have a wet, bright green look.
And that's it! Store the kale in an air tight container in the fridge. I bet you never thought I'd tell you to massage your kale right? But it works! The lemon juice helps it last in the fridge and the olive oil and salt help to remove the bitterness of the greens. But you have to massage it, just pouring it on won't work.
For those of you who are visual learners, check out the video below that I made of everything posted above so you can see what your kale should look like.
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Hopefully, this quick tip becomes a staple in your house so you can reap the benefits of a diet more full of kale!
What's your favorite way to use kale?