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Kale Caesar Salad - This Honest Food

Kale Caesar Salad

  • Author: This Honest Food
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Creamy, garlicky Caesar dressing with lots of fresh lemon brightens up massaged kale for a healthier version of a classic salad. Gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free.



  • 2 anchovy fillets, packed in oil (or 1/2 tsp anchovy paste)⁣
  • 1/4 tsp gray sea salt⁣
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced⁣
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard⁣
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce⁣
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon⁣
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan⁣
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil⁣
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar⁣
  • 2 tbsp sour cream or buttermilk (optional, to make it creamy)⁣
  • 8 cups packed shredded, massaged kale, any variety


  1. In a large bowl mash together anchovy, salt, and garlic.⁣
  2. Add mustard, Worcestershire, lemon zest and juice, Parmesan, oil, vinegar, and sour cream; whisk until well blended.
  3. Add kale and toss until well coated. Serve immediately, or refrigerate salad, covered, up to 3 days.


Serve as a side dish with any meal, or make it a meal by adding grilled, baked, or poached chicken or salmon.

Fancy it up with croutons, roasted red pepper, or grilled veg.

Keywords: Caesar salad, Kale, Side Dish