Kale Caesar Salad is the perfect side salad for any meal! It's just like a classic caesar salad, but with a twist. You've got the homemade croutons and the caesar dressing, but we're throwing in kale instead of romaine, and adding some tomatoes and shallots for extra flavor. This salad recipe is good!

Kale Caesar Salad Recipe

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make kale caesar salad, Kale Caesar Salad Recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
Kale Caesar Salad is the perfect side salad for any meal! It's just like a classic caesar salad, but with a twist. You've got the homemade croutons and the caesar dressing, but we're throwing in kale instead of romaine, and adding some tomatoes and shallots for extra flavor. This salad recipe is good!
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Ingredients

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic finely
  • 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 slices of day-old Italian bread cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup Caesar Dressing click for recipe
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 2 shallots sliced
  • 1/4 cup shredded or shaved Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 large bunch of kale (curly kale) tough stems removed, chopped

Instructions

  • Coat a large frying pan with olive oil. Add in the garlic, red pepper, and salt. Heat over medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Toss in the cubed bread and use a wooden spoon to stir/coat the bread in the oil. Continue to fry until the bread has soaked up the oil and is golden, crisped, and browned. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Add the chopped kale to a large bowl and pour in the Caesar Dressing. Massage the kale with your hands gently to soften and toss with the dressing, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, cheeses, shallots, and croutons.
  • Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 944mg | Potassium: 172mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1675IU | Vitamin C: 26.1mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 0.9mg