|Kale salad before mixing|
Clean and strip out the thick center stalk of each kale leaf. In a large bowl, pour a few swigs of extra virgin olive oil over the kale leaves, and with your hands, massage the oil into the leaves.
Let the kale mingle with the olive oil for a bit while you prepare the rest of your meal.
Add in a few more veggies, if desired. Today I added some shredded carrots and chopped cucumber.
Pour over a few spoons of balsamic vinegar, garlic salt, and pepper to taste. Combine. I use my hands, it's easier.
update - a week or so later, I made a fancier version for Halloween, see here http://carfreeinannarbor.blogspot.com/2010/11/halloween-kale-salad.html
This includes a bit of Parmesean cheese and roasted pumpkin seeds. I love how this recipe keeps so well for a day or so.