A restaurant near campus has an amazing kale salad. I didn't know if I would like kale, but I love that salad! When I went looking for a recipe, I stumbled across this one and it sounded very similar.
I made a few substitutions…. Instead of pepitas, I used slivered almonds. I really wanted to do the ginger, but at $9 for a little bottle, I skipped it. The recipe didn't say to massage the kale, but I did, as I'd read it really helps with the bitterness. I did this, after cleaning and ripping apart the kale. Just rub it all together and between your fingers for about five minutes. I did this without the dressing and it worked fine. Your kale should shrink to half the size.
After whipping up the dressing, I threw it all together. Yum! It's very similar to the kale salad at the restaurant so I was happy! On the second day, I was really tasting the vinegar, so the next time, I cut it in half and that really helped. It did taste better after sitting in the fridge for a day but I doubt it would last another day without wilting.
I'm happy! I can now totally do kale!