Even kale needs a spa treatment once-in-a-while. This tender and pliable version of kale is as nutritious as it is beautiful. Rich in antioxidants, this side goes with almost any entree.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 8 Cups Purple kale, or curly kale, with stems removed
  • 1 1/2 T. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 T. Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Pinch Kosher salt


  • Add kale to a large mixing bowl.
  • Pour EVOO and apple cider vinegar over the leaves. Mix with hands.
  • Add salt and additional oil or vinegar if needed. (You want the greens to be very lightly dressed.)
  • Mix and gently massage the kale for 2-3 minutes.
  • Set the kale aside to rest for at least 15-20 minutes or keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Serve with your favorite protein and starch. Enjoy!


Nutrition Information:  Kale is rich in antioxidants, vitamin E, small amounts of protein and compounds that support eye health.  Feel free to add a touch of honey and pinch cayenne pepper to jazz it up.  Gluten-free, nut free, dairy free.