"You have to massage the kale," says Lisa Oz. "Put the lemon juice and salt on and really rub it in. That's what makes the leaves tender."
Note: Hemp seeds are an excellent source of protein for vegetarians. You can find them at ManitobaHarvest.com
- 1 bunch fresh kale (about 1 pound), washed and dried, tough stems removed
- 1 small shallot, minced
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and minced
- 4 Tbsp. olive oil
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/3 cup shelled hemp seeds
- 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
Total time: 35 minutes
Chop kale into bite-size pieces. Toss together with shallot, red bell pepper, olive oil, lemon juice, thyme, and hemp seeds. Season with salt and pepper, plus more to taste. Briefly rub the dressing into the kale with your hands until kale softens, then serve.
Per serving: 260 calories, 21 grams fat, 8 grams protein, 15 grams carbohydrates.