How to Make Kale Less Tough

August 28, 2013 | By | Comments (1)


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.


  1. Doris Reichert

    Snipple it very fine. Even the tough stems make interesting small crunchy bits in the salad. I always mix it into other salads.

    August 28, 2013 at 6:55 pm

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