Healthy Kale Caesar Salad

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Healthy Kale Caesar Salad

Move over takeout!  This Healthy Kale Caesar Salad recipe is tastier and better for you.

Hi everyone,

Yesterday was my last day in Kauai and as you are reading this I’ve been traveling overnight across the world to get back to Asheville.  It’s always such a joy to go to Hawaii, but really hard getting back home with an overnight flight.  If the travel goes as planned, I’ll have a first look of some photos for you on Friday.  I got some epic shots and I can’t wait to share them with you.

In the meantime, I made a few tasty and healthy recipes for you to enjoy this week.  Yesterday I shared my homemade Healthy Creamy Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing and today I’m taking that a step further with a Healthy Kale Caesar Salad recipe you don’t want to miss.   The piles of chewy kale, along with the creamy dressing, salty parmesan and rich croutons are a match made in food heaven.

Greek Yogurt Healthy Kale Caesar Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt

This salad subs traditional caesar romaine for piles of vitamin packed curly kale.  Romaine is fine, but kale has more nutrients and has such a fun texture.  Plus, it doesn’t get easier these days to use it since it’s packaged already chopped with the stems removed.  I buy and go through at least one of those bags a week. I’m fairly certain I have a full fledged kale addiction… but that’s a post for another day.

To make the kale softer, massage the salad dressing into the tougher leaves with your hands.  It’s a simple trick to make any kale salad taste better.

Greek Yogurt Healthy Kale Caesar Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt

As I mentioned yesterday the Hubs loves caesar salad and was pleasantly surprised at how tasty my Healthy Kale Caesar Salad recipe was!  The dressing really makes it.  It has all the flavor of caesar dressing, without the cream.  Plus you get some bonus health benefits by adding the greek yogurt.

Or maybe it’s the cheese and croutons?  Either way… it’s delicious!

You can make this salad easier by using your favorite store bought crouton…. or toss several day old bread in olive oil, garlic salt and spices.  Pop them in the toaster to make homemade croutons with ease.  Either way this combination is totally addictive.

For a gluten free or low carb version, use roasted chickpeas.  Next week I’m sharing some Ranch Roasted Chickpeas that would be perfect with this.

Greek Yogurt Healthy Kale Caesar Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt

Just don’t blame me if you get totally addicted to this salad.  It’s one of those things that tastes so good, you’ll forget there are all sorts of healthy swaps in it!

Healthy Kale Caesar Salad recipe

Healthy Kale Caesar Salad recipe

A healthier caesar salad using kale and my homemade Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing.
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 2 salads


  • 4 cups Kale, stems removed & chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan, shreded
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Croutons
  • 1 recipe Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing***


  • Toss all the ingredients in a bowl topping with as much salad dressing as you like!


*** Recipe for my homemade Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing HERE
Tried this recipe?Mention @Julie_Wunder or tag #RunninginaSkirt!


Like my Healthy Kale Caesar Salad recipe? I’d love it if you could pin this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support. 

 Greek Yogurt Healthy Kale Caesar Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt

Also try…

Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad

Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad - 6 ingredients!


The Easiest Salad Dressing at Home

Simple Healthy Salad Dressing and DIY video / Running in a Skirt

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing a few simple tricks to make fitness part of your routine.

Your turn!

What’s your favorite type of salad?

Kale or romaine?


I’m linking up my Healthy Kale Caesar Salad recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
By | 2020-06-02T17:06:18-04:00 January 10th, 2018|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Salads|18 Comments


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  6. Esther January 18, 2018 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    This looks incredible Julie! I love me a good Caesar salad!!

  7. Clarinda January 14, 2018 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    This sounds really good. I haven’t had a Caesar salad in forever! Massaging kale changed my life! It makes such a difference.

    • JulieWunder January 21, 2018 at 9:44 am - Reply

      Isn’t is amazing! Thanks for stopping by today!

  8. Emily Swanson January 12, 2018 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Overnight flights are tough! I’m so glad you got to go to Hawaii; it was so fun following along. 🙂 And this salad looks delish Julie.

  9. Farrah January 12, 2018 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    I haven’t had salad in the longest time! :[ I need to try this out! :O

  10. Deborah Brooks January 10, 2018 at 9:05 am - Reply

    We do love our kale caesar salads at our house too! The more cheese the better for me

  11. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real January 10, 2018 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Kale is something I never buy since I’ve heard it can be tough sometimes. Massaging the leaves is a great tip so I’ll have to be on the lookout at the grocery store.

    • JulieWunder January 13, 2018 at 10:32 am - Reply

      Massaging it makes so much difference. I kind of like the chewiness of it… but if you don’t Dinosaur kale can be much softer than curly kale!

  12. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups January 10, 2018 at 7:15 am - Reply

    I haven’t had a Caesar salad in ages, this looks delicious!

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