Brought to you by Cheshire Medical Center

This kale salad is a favorite at Cheshire’s salad bar. Even self-proclaimed “kale-skeptics” love it! Try this easy recipe at home and you will too.

Why is it so good for you?

A dark green leafy vegetable, kale is a true powerhouse of nutrition — here’s a few reasons why:
Kale is packed with vitamins and minerals.
Kale has high levels of dietary fiber.
Kale is low in carbohydrates, sodium, and cholesterol.


10 ounces raw kale (equals about 1 bunch of kale, but keep in mind
that the size of the bunches can vary)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Juice of one lemon
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1/2 cup parmesan, freshly grated
Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Remove ribs and stems from kale.
  2. Place all ingredients except for salt & pepper into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Using clean hands, massage the kale for about 3-4 minutes (you want the kale to reduce down to about half of what you started with).
  4. Taste, add salt and pepper and continue to massage for another few seconds.
  5. Taste again and adjust seasoning accordingly.
  6. Let rest overnight in the refrigerator.

Locally grown farm products and where to get them

The Monadnock Region has many family-run farms, CSA’s, farm stands, farmers markets, co-ops, and grocery stores that offer fresh and healthy farm products. Find out more about where to buy local at

CSA pick-up at Cheshire Medical Center

The Medical Center is an easy weekly pick-up point for a CSA share from Picadilly Farm, a Certified Organic farm in Winchester run by Jenny and Bruce Wooster. “While most Keene residents choose to pick up on our farm, we have partnered with Cheshire for years to make investing in a farm share convenient for those who work or live near the medical center,” says Jenny.

Sign up for the Keene pick-up at and choose from either
a 25-week share (June-November) or a 12-week share (June 11 to August 27) with the ability to place up to a two-week hold for vacations.