Soften Tough Greens

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Hearty greens like kale, chard and collards are delicious in salads, but you'll want to soften them so they aren't so tough and chewy: Thinly slice the leaves and toss them with dressing (choose one that contains an acidic ingredient, like vinegar or lemon juice, which acts as a tenderizer). Let the greens sit, dressed, until they soften, about 10 minutes.

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