This salad doesn't pretend to be anything it's not: it's kale, and it's healthful. Keep it simple.
The surprise comes in the dressing. These are heavy duty greens: bottled dressing won't cut it. Be adventurous and make your own. It's fast, and you can adjust all the ingredients for the flavors you like best. Fresh garlic, honey, tahini sesame paste, and dark tamari soy sauce come together to create a tangy and savory combination that balances out any bitterness in the kale.
The result is a serious salad and all the bragging rights. In about 6 minutes flat. The recipe follows.