If you had told me 5 years ago that there is such a thing as a "popular vegetable", I would have been so confused. Yet here we are with a previously unknown leafy green that is so lauded and ubiquitous that it's practically unavoidable. Kale so fashionable, it has high waisted shorts and horn-rimmed glasses with no lenses. Cool as a
Not that this is not a complaint- I'm totally one of these touchy feely hippies that believe produce holds near magical powers. But I do think kale in particular, can be difficult in recipes; it's so chewy and the grassy flavor can be overpowering so I'm not big on it in smoothies. And I'm not usually big on eating it raw except this recipe- the lemon "cooks" it (like ceviche) and the creamy avocado balances the flavor. The rest is just for color, of course.
Raw Kale Salad
Rinse and chop the kale into bite sized pieces. Squeeze the lemon, add a pinch of salt, and massage them into the kale with your hands. Then do the same with the avocado (yes, it's super messy, just go with it). Shave off the corn from the cob (have you ever tried raw corn? it's delicious!) and add it with the tomatoes.
Now sit back and absorb it's magical health and popularity powers.