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This Massaged Baby Red Russian Kale Salad recipe is easy and made with kale, olive oil, Kosher salt, optional lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, and fresh ground black pepper.
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Massaged Baby Red Russian Kale Salad
Hi Everyone, have you tried Baby Red Russian Kale?
We got it in our last organic CSA share box (from Roots to River farm) and I feel like the best way to celebrate it is as a massaged kale salad.
This could easily be combined or topped with other ingredients; in this case, the quality of the greens is so high that I feel like they shine well on their own.
Red Russian Kale has curly leaves and purple stems – it’s a beautiful variety of kale!
The neat thing about “Baby” Red Russian Kale, is that you don’t have to remove the stems to make the salad, they should be tender enough to include them.
If they are tough, then just remove them.
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What is Baby Red Russian Kale?
According to Specialtyproduce.com:
Baby Red Russian kale is a subspecies of Brassica oleracea, a cousin to other decorative cabbages and kales.
It is a cool weather vegetable that produces more vibrantly colored leaves as the temperature drops.
Baby Red Russian kale is an heirloom variety that is grown as a biennial in most climates.
When is Baby Red Russian Kale in season?
- 8 ounces of Baby Red Russian Kale
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- a squeeze of lemon juice or 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, amount to taste, depending on how much of a “zing” you want
- 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh black ground pepper
- olive oil container
- mixing bowl
- 2-cup wet measure
- measuring spoons and cups
- salad spinner
- salad bowl and utensils, for serving
- salad forks and plates, for serving
How to Make Massaged Baby Red Russian Kale Salad
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In a large mixing bowl, add kale, olive oil, lemon juice, or olive oil (optional) kosher salt, and pepper.
Toss the salad to combine, serve and enjoy!
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- In a large mixing bowl, add kale, olive oil, lemon juice, or olive oil (optional) kosher salt, and pepper.
- Toss the salad to combine, (you can also "massage" the kale leaves with your clean hands, in lieu of salad utensils, if you wish), serve, and enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 184mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
Please note that the Calculated Nutrition is an estimate at best.
- This post was originally published on 10/13/2020 and updated and republished on 7/14/2021, 11/13/2022