Move over takeout! This Healthy Kale Caesar Salad recipe is tastier and better for you.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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!
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Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing a few simple tricks to make fitness part of your routine.
What’s your favorite type of salad?
Kale or romaine?