Kale Salad kale-300x199

Serves 4 to 6

1 bunch kale
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 small garlic clove, minced
sea salt and pepper to taste
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 medium avocado
2 medium scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 medium red bell pepper
1 medium carrot, shredded or thinly sliced
2 tablespoons pine nuts
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh mint

Wash and dry kale and remove leaves from thick stem. Chop into thin strips and place in a large bowl. Add olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and massage into the kale so that it is well coated. Add lemon juice and continue to massage into the greens for about one minute. **Massaging the kale is actually really essential to tenderizing the kale and cutting its bitter flavor.

Add the avocado through fresh mint and toss until all of the ingredients are well distributed throughout the salad.

Per Serving (based on 4 servings): 221 Calories; 20g Fat (3g sat); 3g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 21mg Sodium.