Easy tip for those of you just getting into kale or don’t understand why your home attempts aren’t anything like the restaurant. Massaging your kale is the trick. It helps to start the breakdown/digestive process by activating the enzymes, not only making it easier to digest and chew, but also helps this dense bitter green become soft and even a little sweet.
After destemming the kale, massage the greens for 2-5 minutes. You’ll notice the greens turn a darker, deeper green and you’ll smell the cleansing rich chlorophyll and feel the softer texture.
Best to add juice of a lemon (acid) 🍋 or olive oil (fat) prior to massaging.