Basic Easy Tasty Kale Recipe with Many Add On Options
You probably know kale is good for you, but sometimes it can be hard to swallow. For me, I like my kale to have a lot of extra flavors and seasoning to balance out the bitter flavor. Here’s basic, easy kale recipe that has many options for adding different ingredients during the week. Make one big bowl of Kale at the beginning of the week and get multiple servings out of it.
First, I start with a big bunch of kale. I use 1 whole bunch of kale that comes together at the grocery store. This may vary by store, but you can look at the picture to get an idea of how much kale that is. Rinse the kale. I use a salad spinner to make sure I remove most of the water.
Then, I use the juice of one whole lemon. I drizzle some olive oil over the kale along with black pepper, Kosher salt, and turmeric (for cancer-fighting properties) to taste.
Mix by hand. I find the oil and seasonings get better dispersed when I just use my hands to mix it all together.
Place in the refrigerator and let it marinate/soak up the flavors for at least a few hours. The longer, the better.
Now, you have a base kale salad that can last a few day in the refrigerator.
This is where the fun begins! You have so many options for individual servings. Here are just a few choices:
- Add hard-boiled eggs for more protein
- Mix in fruit such as apples and strawberries
- Add a combination of fruit and nuts. I added almonds and Craisins.
What do you like to add to your kale?
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