Kale Salad

This simple, bright, festive winter salad is the perfect addition to any holiday meal.

1 bunch kale, any type
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon coarse salt (or more, to taste)
juice of  1/2 to one whole lemon
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar (optional)
seeds of one pomegranate, or 1 grapefruit, peeled and slicedChop the kale into thin ribbons. Drizzle the olive oil onto the kale, sprinkle with salt and then massage the kale with your hands. Add lemon juice, vinegar and grapefruit or pomegranate seeds to kale, toss and serve. The salt massage softens the kale, releases the juices, and brightens the leaves to a glossy emerald. The pomegranate seeds sparkle like little jewels in the rich green ruffles.