Unfortunately, I find tons of people are a little intimidated by raw kale; they think its only good when steamed, baked or fried, but that is so not the case. As long as you remove the stems, chop it thin, give it some massaging in whatever dressing your using and let it sit for a bit afterwards you wont have any bitterness for toughness. There is nothing to fear; in fact, it’s so delicious done this way, and it’s its healthiest form.
Beyond the awesome Brussels-kale pairing, this salad is so tasty. Incorporating the cherries and crispy almonds adds an awesome sweetness and rich, nutty flavor. Yum.