If you are like me and trying to incorporate more kale into your diet then this massaged kale chicken salad is a great way to start! Did you know that kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods you could eat? After reading only good things about it I decided it is about time to add more kale to my life. If you are interested in finding out more about nutrient dense foods check out Dr Fuhrman’s website .
I have never been a big fan besides the chips, but it was honestly mainly because I did not really know what to do with it.
In addition I never really liked it in salads because of its consistency, until I heard of massaged kale. Yes you heard right. I know it sounds ridiculous but it actually makes it taste very delicious.
How to massage kale:
I used my avocado dip sauce to massage it with and it came out tasting super yummy. As you can see the salad changes consistency and through massaging the kale with the sauce it becomes really soft. It sounds more complicated than it is. All you need to do is add the dressing to the kale and massage it with your hands for a couple of minutes. It actually feels really nice with the smoothness of the avocado dip. I am sure its a great natural moisturizer for your hands as well 😉
In the recipe below I used two chicken breasts. I personally only add about half of one chicken breast to each salad while I save the rest to have chicken either for breakfast or for salads and wraps. Of course feel free to add as much chicken to your salad as you like.
This massaged kale chicken salad has been a hit in my household since the first time I made it. Hence, if you have had a hard time with kale so far I encourage you to try this recipe. It made me start craving kale which I never did before. Not necessarily a bad thing right?
Happy cooking and massaging! 🙂 I hope you will love this recipe as much as I do.