Kale Caesar Salad

Kale Caesar Salad

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This Kale Caesar Salad will help keep you fueled and focused during your work out. 

Ingredients

Dressing:

  • 6 cloves garlic, mashed and minced
  • 1  Tablespoon  vinegar
  • 1  Tablespoon  Dijon mustard
  • 2  Tablespoons  mayonnaise
  • 1/2  Cup  olive oil
  • 2 lemons juice and zest
  • 4 minced anchovy fillets
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Caesar Salad and Crouton

  • 1 baguette
  • 4  Tablespoons  butter
  • garlic powder
  • 2  Teaspoons  garlic powder
  • 2  Tablespoons  fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1  Teaspoon  pepper

Kale

  • 1 bunch of kale, washed and chopped
  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 2 heads of roasted garlic
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • freshly grated Parmesan (optional)

Directions

Dressing:

Combine garlic, mustard, vinegar and 2 pinches of salt in a blender and mix thoroughly. Add mayonnaise and blend together to form a thick base. In a slow stream, add olive oil through hole in lid. Scrape dressing with spatula into a bowl and season to taste with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. If desired, add anchovy to dressing to create a deeper, saltier taste.

Caesar Salad and Crouton

Cut baguette into cubes place in bowl set aside. Melt butter in skillet and season with garlic powder, oregano, and pepper. Add bread cubes and coat. Bake in a 400-degree oven for 10 minutes until golden. Set aside to cool.

Kale

Roast 2 heads of garlic. Wash and dry kale. In a large sauté pan,heat oil. Remove from heat, add roasted garlic, and kale, season. Place in large bowl and set aside. Before serving, mix kale with croutons and dressing. Top with freshly grated Parmesan. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
36%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
17µg
19%
Calcium, Ca
11mg
1%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
6mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
29mg
4%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
141mg
9%
Water
12g
0%

Kale Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Kale Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.