Kale Caesar Salad

Kale is one of those leafy greens you either like or don't. I think if you do it right and give it a chance, you might find you are on the "I like it" end of things. First, it has health benefits such as antioxidants and vitamin C; it is dense in nutrients and low in calories. 

Kale Caesar Salad
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You can and should prep kale ahead of time; kale should be massaged with its dressing to have the right texture in a salad. A benefit of doing it ahead of time is that you will also have less prep during the week. 

Kale Caesar Salad Ingredients:

  •  4 cups fresh kale or more if omitting Romaine 
  •  4 Cups Romaine lettuce
  • 2 Cups Croutons (store bought or fresh made work) - see Recipe for homemade on the bottom of the page
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Optional - hard boiled eggs, slivered almonds, olives
  • or tomatoes
  • 1 batch Lime Caesar Dressing below 

Directions:

Wash kale, cut if necessary; do the same with romaine lettuce. After you make the dressing toss it with the Greens. Enjoy!

Lime Caesar Dressing Recipe:

  • 1/2 Cup plain greek yogurt (I use homemade - RECIPE)
  • 1/2 Cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 3-4 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
  • 1-2 teaspoons anchovy paste (to taste)
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce ( and try to pronounce it aloud!)
  • 1 Garlic clove - minced 
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp pink himalayan salt and a pinch of black pepper 
  • 3 - 4 Tablespoons milk to make dressing more of a liquid and cover kale 

Directions: Add all the ingredients in a bowl to mix except the milk. Add the milk a little at a time until desired consistency.