Massaged kale and barley salad

by Stacey Amagrande

1 bunch      kale, stems removed, chopped into bite size pieces
1 cup          barley, cooked according to package
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup      EVOO
Salt and pepper
2 teaspoon honey
Small handful toasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

Put prepared kale in a bowl; squeeze half the lemon juice over kale; add salt and pepper;  massage kale until it becomes soft and somewhat  wilted;  In a small bowl, combine the lemon zest, remaining lemon juice and honey in a bowl; Whisk in the EVOO while drizzling it in. Add barley to the kale; then the dressing; stir to combine;   Add the pumpkin seeds;  Makes 4 side dish servings.

Great add ins: shredded carrot or raw beet;  diced tomatoes and Parmesan cheese;  Any thin sliced seasonal fruit.