Thoroughly wash and dry the kale, then separate the tough stalks from the leaves. I do this by tearing the leaves off. Keep the stalks for another recipe or to use in homemade stock.
Chop the leaves into bite size pieces, then place in a large bowl.
Drizzle with olive oil and sea salt.
Get your hands in there and massage the leaves for about a minute. By the way, this is great to do with kids!The leaves with reduce (almost by half) when you massage them. You'll notice the kale starting to glisten and break down, and your fingers might even look a little green (due to the chlorophyll). This means it’s working!
Now, add the lemon or lime juice and continue to toss gently with your hands.
Taste it, and add a bit more salt or lemon/lime juice. It should taste pretty good.
Add optional toppings (listed below), or eat immediately (I dare you to stop)! This kale salad can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.