Ever noticed how eating a kale salad can feel like trying to bite through a piece of cardboard? It’s one tough leafy green—but it doesn’t have to be. The next time you’re preparing a kale salad, wash your hands and then massage the greens. The pressure will tenderize them–making them softer, and easier to eat. It’s true!
Another way to make kale more palatable: Remove the center stalks if they’re thicker than a pencil.
Check out 10 tasty kale recipes.