Kale Caesar Salad

Although you can find a kale Caesar salad on just about any menu nowadays, I’m sure you would agree that not all are created equally. My favorite version is surprisingly easy to whip up at home and nails all the key flavor components: creamy, tangy, and even crunchy — without any crouton contamination! It’s also highly customizable. If you’re feeling fancy, add a poached egg, some grilled chicken, or even a piece of salmon. Throw in some grated cheese for a little added indulgence, or leave it out if you want to keep it light. Whether you build upon this classic with add-ons, or enjoy it simply as-is, it’s sure to leave you satisfied, and likely to become an at-home staple!
Here’s my take on a light and healthy, NOBREAD approved, Kale Caesar Salad.
Serves 2. 
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  •  1 bunch of kale (I prefer Lacinato for it’s deep dark green leaves)
  •  1/4 cup Greek yogurt (whichever fat content you prefer – I like 2% best)
  •  Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  •  1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Handful of almonds, roughly chopped
  • Optional: Handful of shaved parmesan or pecorino cheese, poached egg, grilled chicken or salmon
What to do:
  • In a small bowl, combine minced garlic with lemon juice. Let stand for ~5 min for flavor to infuse.
  • Meanwhile, wash kale, remove thick stems, and chop leaves into fine ribbons
  • Massage kale with salt & pepper in a large bowl
  • Add yogurt, dijon mustard, and olive oil to lemon garlic mixture. Whisk to combine.
  • Taste dressing and season with salt & pepper. Adjust consistency by adding more lemon juice if needed. Consistency should be thick but pourable. 
  • Toss kale with salad dressing, a few tablespoons at a time, until coated to your liking. Top with chopped almonds, and if using, grated cheese + poached egg or other protein.
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1 reply
  1. Kethiri
    Kethiri says:

    Oh yes, I’m going to try this! Sounds wonderful . . . I got a bunch of kale yedsretay and once I read your recipe, I decided to change my plans and make this instead! Thanks so much. Dee


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