Massaged Greens (raw)
Doesn’t that sound nice? I love a good rubbing with oil. So do leafy greens with a pinch of salt and seasoning, as an opportune technique to serve these fortified veggies in their raw nature, made tender and tasty with a little time and a lot of love. Adjust the seasonings to taste, depending on the green of choice and desired flavor. Fresh herbs are always fabulous. Keep it simple, or add green onion, garlic and ginger for a tasty variation.
Yields: 2 to 4 servings
6 cups chopped greens, any type of kale, spinach, chard or mixture
2 tablespoons olive oil, or more
1 tablespoon flax oil (or additional olive oil)
1 tablespoon umeboshi plum vinegar and/or lemon juice
2 teaspoons shoyu
1 teaspoon agave nectar or maple syrup (optional)
2-3 green onions, chopped (optional)
1-2 cloves garlic, pressed (optional)
2-3 teaspoons finely grated ginger (optional)
1-1/2 cups or more of chopped herbs, such as basil, parsley
a few pinches of fresh oregano, thyme or marjoram (optional)
Wash the green and remove any tough stems.
Chop finely and toss with olive oil, flax oil, umeboshi plum vinegar and/or lemon, shoyu, agave or maple, green onion, garlic and ginger as desired. Use freshly cleaned paws to massage with love. Pay attention to tougher parts.
Allow to stand and marinate, rubbing now and again for an hour or two. Toss in herbs and allow to stand 10 minutes to absorb flavor. Stores well for a day or two.
NUTRITION AT A GLANCE: Per serving: 90 calories, 7 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 4 g protein, 12 g carbs, 3 g dietary fiber
Serve at room temperature.
Store in a sealed container in the fridge for 2 days