Rubbed Kale Salad

1  large bunch kale
2 Tbsp  olive oil
2 Tbsp  fresh lemon juice
1 tsp    coarse salt
½ tsp    cayenne pepper (scant)
1 Tbsp  maple syrup or Renfrow Farms honey
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

Possible additions: shaved Parmesan, feta, toasted nuts, shaved fennel, dried cranberries, sliced fruit, diced veggies, red onion, wild rice (cooked and cooled)

Trim away and discard kale stalks, cut into ½” ribbons. Place in salad bowl. Add olive oil, lemon juice, salt. Toss. Rub, massage, and squeeze the kale with your hands for 2-3 min, until soft. Add maple syrup or honey, cayenne, and garlic; toss well.  Add any combination of additional desired ingredients. Make ahead an hour or more and keep refrigerated.