Kale Caesar Salad

I have always loved kale (Ken even considered naming our son, “Kale” instead of “Cruz” — true story), but this kale caesar salad has taken my love of the dark leafy green to a whole new level. Like, I could eat four heads of kale in one day and be happy and content. This is an easy salad, with a super tasty homemade dressing that lasts in the fridge for several weeks. Once I discovered the recipe from Epicurious, I have literally made this salad 2-3 times a week. I can’t stop, won’t stop, why stop. So here is the recipe.  Enjoy!

 

Ingredients for Salad:

 

Ingredients

 

* 2 heads of Tuscan Kale

* Shredded Parmesan Cheese

* 2 hard boiled eggs

* Caesar salad dressing

 

Ingredients for Salad Dressing:

* 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

* 8 anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained

*  1 garlic clove (optional, I don’t love garlic, so I did not add it)

* 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

* 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

 

Directions for Salad Dressing:

 

* Put everything into a strong blender, and BLEND!!! TADA! That is it!!!!

 

Directions for Assembling:

 

Kale? Kinda looks like a huge leaf. I mean, I guess it is a huge leaf, but it looks like a tree leaf and not something you eat.

Kale? Kinda looks like a huge leaf. I mean, I guess it is a huge leaf, but it looks like a tree leaf and not something you eat.

2 bunches.

2 bunches.

Strip the leaf off the stem (more evidence that kale really is just one big leaf).

Strip the leaf off the stem (more evidence that kale really is just one big leaf).

Boil 2 eggs. How to boil an egg, go here.

Boil 2 eggs. For more on how to boil an egg, go here.

Heaps and mounds of kale.

Heaps and mounds of kale.

Heaps and mounds of snow outside. Spring, WTF.

Heaps and mounds of snow outside. Spring, WTF.

Finely chop the kale.

Finely chop the kale.

Shredded

Shredded

Ovals

Ovals

Crumbled egg.

Crumbled egg.

Cheese and egg.

Cheese and egg.

Close up

Close up

Stored dressing.

Stored dressing.

Toss the salad.

Toss the salad.

EAT!

EAT!

Perfect paired with butternut squash ginger soup!

Perfect paired with butternut squash ginger soup!

 

There you have it, my new favorite go-to-salad! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Have a great weekend, and wish me luck….I am taking both kids to Mexico to meet my parents (Ken has to stay and work and we are meeting for week 2 of Spring Break in Puerto Rico).  The plane ride solo should be interesting….Let’s hope all goes well. Cross your fingers for me!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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5 Comments

  1. I don’t know how you find all of these simple yet amazing recipes but I’m glad you share the love!

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