Some nights are just too hot to fire up the oven and eat an entirely cooked meal. We’ve had a few of those in Los Angeles the past couple weeks and this particular evening I wanted to put together a salad for dinner that would be bursting with flavor and leave me satisfied. The combination of hearty kale, crunchy cashews and the sweetness of the pineapple was a perfect blend that danced on my tastebuds.
One of the most important steps in the recipe is massaging the kale. It may seem silly (feel free to giggle while doing it) but it really does transform the kale from being tough and bitter to sweet and smooth.