No egg necessary! Kale is massaged until tender in a bright and flavorful Caesar dressing made with lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese.
If you don’t think you like kale or that your family wouldn’t eat kale, I’m here to let you in on a little secret: Kale needs to be massaged first!
Kale needs to be massaged first before you eat it. As you rub-down the kale leaves with a little olive oil the leaves darken and shrink up making it soft and quite delicious to eat. Easy Peasy!
While there are so many ways you can dress a kale salad, my family is a huge fan of my shredded kale caesar salad. Made with just a few simple ingredients including lemon, dijon, and garlic, it is always a crowd-pleaser.
While this may not be a traditional caesar dressing (there’s no egg yolk in my version), it still hits all of those great flavor notes. The anchovy paste is optional but I highly urge you to try it before you decide you don’t like it. My kids have never once noticed it or complained and that speaks volumes.
Great with pasta, grilled meats or seafood, you won’t believe how easy and delicious this shredded kale caesar salad tastes. I hope you try it today!
If you’re looking for some other inspiration check out my Kale Salad With Toasted Pine Nuts and Feta.
Substituting anchovy paste:
If you’re not a fan of anchovies you can try substituting roasted sesame tahini instead.
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Kale Caesar Salad (no egg required)
- 8 cups shredded kale (any kind works)
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon anchovy paste
- 1 clove garlic (grated)
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the Caesar dressing (lemon juice through Dijon mustard.)
- Add kale and massage until tender, about 45-60 seconds.
- Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
What can I substitute anchovy paste with?If you're not a fan of anchovies you can try substituting roasted sesame tahini instead.
Tired of boring lunches? Head over to my Pinterest board for more satisfying salad ideas!