This is my version of a lacinato kale salad I saw made on a documentary called, The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue. The documentary was not great, but the food was. I'm not a big fan of raw kale, so I had my doubts about this salad, but it was really good. Great even.
I washed, dried and ripped up a bunch of lacinato kale and put it in a large bowl.
Then, I added an avocado and the juice of a whole lemon.
This next part was fun. I used my hands and squished all of the ingredients together until the avocado and lemon coated all of the kale. (Bruising up the kale a little bit makes it easier to eat.) This is the base of the salad. To this I added garbanzo beans, dried cranberries, almonds, red bell pepper, and some flat leaf parsley. I also added a pinch of salt. Yum!