A couple of years ago I came across a Massaged Kale Salad by Aarti Sequeira, one of the Food Network Star winners. It looked interesting so I made it and loved it, and now I make it all of the time. Ripe, juicy mango combined with fresh kale massaged with olive oil and lemon, then toasted pepitas is such a unique combination. Since I first made Aarti’s salad, I have been playing around with massaged kale because, personally – I now prefer it over cooked kale. I’ve made this salad with oranges, apples, oranges and apples, sweet potatoes, and a few other ingredients – some worked, some didn’t. Sweet potato and yam definitely worked!
This massaged kale and sweet potato salad uses the same dressing and method for massaging the kale as Aarti’s, but the other salad ingredients are different. This particular salad can be a meal or a side. No matter how you serve it, you’ll love it!