I recently attended a special dinner at a new creative local restaurant and tried the Kale Caesar salad. It was delicious! I loved the smoked paprika on the croutons which gave the salad a smoky flavour…kind of like bacon. Adding a variety of lettuce and greens to a salad just makes it more interesting (and nutritious) too!
My kids love this salad dressing. It alone is the reason they eat more greens! My daughter even uses it on a cabbage salad she makes. She calls it Caesar Slaw.
Caesar Salad Dressing
1/2 cup yogurt
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 hard boiled egg
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese or more to taste
4 tsp lemon juice or to taste
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
Whole grain croutons
Rub whole grain bread with a cut garlic clove, brush with olive oil, and sprinkle with smoked paprika. Cut in cubes and toss, bake at 350 until toasted on the outside but still soft on the inside, about 10 minutes.
Mix of Romaine lettuce and Kale (tender, small leaves work well)
Toss lettuce, kale and dressing in a large bowl until lightly coated. Add croutons and sprinkle lightly with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.
The Caesar salad dressing is adapted from Looneyspoons Low Fat Foods Made Fun.