Kale, both the curly and flat-leaf or the dinosaur varieties, is one of the greatest leafy green vegetables. Belonging to the same family as cabbage, collard greens and Brussels sprouts, kale is loaded with nutrition, and it makes the perfect addition to a wide variety of dishes, especially those containing robust meats or spicy flavors.
Most of the time, kale is enjoyed cooked. But in this recipe for Rubbed Kale Salad, raw, tenderized greens are combined with buttery avocado, sweet bell peppers, carrots and crunchy, toasted almonds. It’s the perfect side dish for a Labor Day gathering—and can be prepared in advance for a stress-free holiday side dish.