Massaged Kale Salad



  • 2 heavy handfuls (2-3 cups) of organic raw kale leaves
  • 1 tsp. of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 organic lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp. of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese (optional)



  1. De-stem the kale leaves from the stem by simply placing your index finger and middle finger (in the shape of a claw), and “claw” down the center of the leaf to de-stem while simultaneously pulling the leaf away from you with your other hand.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the de-stemmed kale leaves with the olive oil, lemon and sea salt.
  3. Lightly pour an additional 1 tsp. of olive oil onto your hands to coat.
  4. Using a massaging action (similar to kneading bread dough), start to tear the leaves apart and massage.
  5. Continue massaging for about 2-5 minutes or until the leaves are softened, the leaves will also turn a more vibrant green.
  6. Add parmesan cheese if you desire. 
  7. Use this as a salad base or add toppings of your choice for a complete meal in a bowl.

Jennifer Khosla

Founder, Lean and Green Body.  Mind Body Wellness Practitioner, Holistic Nutrition Specialist and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher; Jennifer Khosla received her B.S. in Athletic Training from Springfield College. She later went on to study clinical dietetics, holistic nutrition and modalities to heal the body naturally through nutrition and lifestyle.