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Kale Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing and Garlic Parmesan Croutons

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  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x


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For the Dressing

  • 3/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup parmesan, grated

For the Croutons

  • 1 french multigrain baguette
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the Salad

  • 1/2 lb kale, ribs removed and leaves cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 lb romaine, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup shaved parmesan
  • Fresh ground black pepper, lemon wedges/slices for garnish


  1. Make the croutons: Preheat oven to 375˚F. Slice the baguette into 1/2 inch slices. Tear slices into bite sized pieces. In a large bowl, drizzle olive oil over the baguette cubes. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese. Toss to combine. Pour croutons onto a baking sheet and arrange in a single layer. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until browned, turning once halfway through baking to make sure croutons toast evenly. Set aside to cool.
  2. Make the dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the dressing. Referigerate until ready to use.
  3. Assemble the salad: In a large bowl, drizzle dressing over kale, romaine, half of the croutons, and half of the shaved parmesan cheese and toss to combine. Top with remaining cheese and croutons. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh ground black pepper.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins