Finely shredded raw kale is massaged with fresh lemon juice, citrus olive oil, and specialty salt to create this glossy tender texture. Mixed with perfectly ripe mango, coconut, and toasted cashews it makes a lovely fruity salad that’s bursting with nutrients and flavor.
The first time I had this raw kale salad was when my friend Peg brought it to a party. Peg was in the middle of a healing journey that involved raw food, and was making all kinds of deliciousness. I was amazed at how simple the ingredients were, and that the application of salt, acid (in the form of lemon juice), and oil breaks down and “cooks” the kale.
Later I saw Aarti Sequeria do a similar kale salad on her TV show Aarti Paarti. As the kale does start to taste and smell like bananas, taking this salad in a fruity direction makes perfect sense. Citrus-infused olive oil, vanilla-infused salt, and organic coconut flakes make it all work, along with a few toasted cashews for crunch and texture.
Did you know that mangoes are likely to be organic even if they are not certified? Most are hand collected and not grown with pesticides, plus their thick skin is a natural protectant. One cup of mango also provides 100% of your Vitamin C!
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