Kale Caesar Salad


Traditional Caesar salad that uses kale instead of romaine! Makes 4 side-dish portions, but you can make it a main dish meal by topping it with a grilled protein, such as chicken or salmon! You may have leftover dressing, depending on how much you like. It keeps well in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 oil-packed anchovy fillets

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (Optional)

  • 1 bunch kale, ribs removed and leaves torn into pieces

  • 1 cup Caesar salad croutons

  • 2 tablespoons shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (Optional)


  1. Place mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, anchovies, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Set aside.

  2. Place kale in a large salad bowl. Using your hands, massage the kale to soften slightly. Add a few dollops of the dressing on top of the kale, and stir until all pieces are lightly coated with the dressing. Sprinkle with croutons and top with shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of dressing. The actual amount of dressing consumed will vary. Refrigerate any leftover dressing for another use.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

336 Calories
26g Fat
21g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 336
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 791mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 137mg 685%
Calcium 220mg 17%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 548mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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