Nothing tastes so good in the summer like a fresh salad. And Caesar salad is always welcomed for lunch or even a nice entree sized dinner serving. But how about combining all the health benefits of kale with this popular salad style? It’s easy, tasty and will be a big hit with friends and family this summer be it dinner in front of the tv or out on the patio. Chop it up, whip it up and All Hail The Kale Caesar!
- Juice of 1 lemon
3 to 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon capers
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
4 to 6 cups Tuscan kale, midrib removed and chopped
- 1/2 cup croutons
- Nutritional yeast, for sprinkling
- Cherry tomatoes, optional
- Avocado, diced, optional
Prepare vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, dijon, garlic, salt, pepper, and capers. Place kale in serving bowl. Add vinaigrette and toss well. Add in nutritional yeast, to taste. Let sit for at least 5 minutes.
Add croutons and toss. Top with remaining nutritional yeast, tomatoes and/or avocado.