Kale Slaw with Apples, Carrots and Raisins

Kale Slaw with Apples, Carrots and Raisins

Kale is delicious is this bright slaw combined with carrots, apples and raisins.  The secret is a Kale massage!  Some varieties and especially mature kale leaves can be thick and tough.  Massaging with vinegar, salt and olive oil tenderizes the leaves and enhances the sweetness. The combination of a dark green leafy and bright orange vegetable is superhealthy and a very refreshing light dish.  

Kale Slaw with Apples, Carrots and Raisins

1 bunch Kale, stems removed and cut into small pieces.  

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

1/4 tsp salt

Place kale in a bowl and add vinegar, olive oil and salt.  With clean hands massage until kale is shiny and bright green.  Set aside while you prepare the rest of the ingredients and the dressing.

1 apple cored and diced

1-2 carrots grated (about 11/2 cups)

2 chives minced

1/2 cup raisins


1/2 tsp lemon zest

1 tsp honey or sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

salt and pepper

Mix everything together in a bowl or small jar.

Add apple, carrots and chives to kale and toss.  Add dressing and toss until well combined, topping with raisins.  Enjoy!