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Lemon kale caesar salad with parmesan and croutons

Lemon Kale Caesar Salad

Posted by: Ari Laing

This Lemon Kale Caesar Salad is made with fresh Lacinato kale, homemade croutons, shaved Parmigano Reggiano, lemon zest, and our easy Caesar dressing for a delicious, nutrient-dense lunch or dinner! Keep it vegetarian or top it with grilled chicken breast or pan seared shrimp. Quick, flavorful, and healthy!

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Posted by: Ari Laing
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Lemon Kale Caesar Salad

This Lemon Kale Caesar Salad is made with fresh Lacinato kale, homemade croutons, shaved Parmigano Reggiano, lemon zest, and our easy Caesar dressing for a delicious, nutrient-dense lunch or dinner! Keep it vegetarian or top it with grilled chicken breast or pan seared shrimp. Quick, flavorful, and healthy!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caesar salad dressing, lacinato kale, tuscan kale
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 332kcal
Author: Ari Laing

Equipment

  • Rimmed baking sheet

Ingredients

  • 1 large bunch Lacinato kale ribs and stems removed, leaves ripped or cut into 1-2" pieces
  • ⅓ - ½ cup homemade Caesar dressing or store-bought Caesar salad
  • 2 cups sourdough cut into ¼ - ½" cubes
  • 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil divided
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 lemon zested, about 1 tsp
  • ½ tsp flaky sea salt plus more for serving
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • cup Parmigiano Reggiano shaved
  • Lemon wedges optional, for serving

Instructions

  • Toast the croutons. Preheat an oven to 375F. Place bread on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp EVOO and ½ tsp Kosher salt, then toss well. Cook for 7-9 minutes, or until croutons are crispy. Set aside.
  • Massage the kale. Place prepped kale in a large bowl, then drizzle with remaining 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil. Use your hands to massage the oil into the kale.
  • Toss, then serve. Drizzle ⅓ cup of Caesar dressing (or up to ½ cup) on top of kale, then add croutons, ⅓ cup shaved Parmesan, 1 tsp lemon zest, ½ tsp flaky sea salt, and ¼ tsp black pepper. Use tongs to thoroughly toss, then serve immediately. We like to finish with an extra sprinkle of flaky sea salt and serve with lemon wedges!

Notes

Nutrition

Sodium: 1073mg | Calcium: 295mg | Vitamin C: 77mg | Vitamin A: 6822IU | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 304mg | Cholesterol: 13mg | Calories: 332kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fat: 29g | Protein: 7g | Carbohydrates: 14g | Iron: 2mg
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