Choosing Raw’s ‘Spicy Peanut Kale Salad’ & “Salad Massaging 101”

So, I’m off on my Alaska adventure still but I scheduled this to share while I’m away.  Its my ode to the Salad Massage created by Gena Hampshaw of ‘

This kale salad process has changed my salad life for good.  I can now eat an entire bowl, huge bowl, of kale in one salad instead of buying softer, more perishable greens and hope to use them up before they look like wet noodles in the fridge.  It really is a wonderful way of dressing a salad and maximizing your greens.   

Choosing Raw's 'Spicy Peanut Kale Salad' - & "Salad Massaging 101" on

 I’m not sure what initially drew me to this recipe of Gena’s first.  Was it the great flavor combinations?  The “made for me” dressing?

Of course I know now.  It was to learn all about how to eat an entire bowl full of raw Kale with a technique Gena calls “Salad Massaging”

The first time I made this beautifully raw and colorful salad, yes – I’ve made it so many times since that first experience, now I’ve lost count – but the first time: I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw a full stock of about 30 fresh Kale leaves work down into two lovely bowls of deliciously flavorful, and eatable, salad.

 This ‘massaging’ the dressing into the Kale leaves before serving is just brilliant.  It fools your eyes and your palate into thinking that you’ve got a nice little bowl of greens to eat with a spicy asian dressing.  When actually, you’re about to consume a Huge bowl of Raw Kale.Choosing Raw's 'Spicy Peanut Kale Salad' - & "Salad Massaging 101" on

 BTW, have you checked out Gena’s new book yet?  You’ll find the Salad Massage information plus so much more vital Vegan living ideas.  Please get this book.  Its available now at Amazon and really is more than just a cookbook.  It details how to eat the healthiest foods for your body and our animal friends as well.  Check it out.

Gena Hamshaw's "Choosing Raw: making Raw Foods part of the way you eat"

 So, thanks Gena, for such a great trick to break down our greens!  And hopefully, I’m having a fantastic time right now, scoping out my first and probably only live view of a glacier or two.  See you guys back home on the 18th.  

Don’t forget about this week’s Linky Pot Luck coming up each Wednesday.  

Take care!  

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4 thoughts on “Choosing Raw’s ‘Spicy Peanut Kale Salad’ & “Salad Massaging 101”

  1. Annie

    A whole bowl of kale! Impressive! I think I’ve “massaged” once and then forgot about the technique. Once the cooler weather returns and we have abundant fresh kale, I will need to try again.

  2. The Vegan 8

    I’ve heard about kale massaging too, but have never tried it! I have heard it really breaks down the fibrous stems and makes it so much more delicious. I definitely need to get to some kale massaging!

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