This Lemon Kale Caesar Salad is has a creamy, lemony Parmesan dressing coating crunchy Romaine and everyone’s favorite superfood, kale! Top with some grilled chicken and you’ve got a light and fresh good-for-you summer meal.
2Romaine heartstorn or cut into bite-sized pieces (3-4 cups)
1/4cupfresh shredded Parmesan cheese
Fresh black pepper
Lemon wedgesfor serving
In a small bowl, whisk Caesar Dressing ingredients together until smooth. Store dressing in a sealed container until ready to toss with your salad or for a few days in the fridge.
To make the salad, toss kale with 1-2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. Massage the lemon juice into the kale leaves. If possible, let sit for at least an hour (Optional - depending on the amount of time you have. This process will just help to soften the raw kale, making it easier to chew).
When ready to make the salad, toss the Romaine lettuce and kale together. Drizzle on some of the Caesar dressing and some freshly shredded Parmesan cheese and toss to coat. Add more dressing until you are satisfied with the amount. *Note - only use as much dressing and salad as you plan to eat immediately. Reserve any remaining lettuce and kale separately from the dressing in a zip top bag with a paper towel. For more on how to store lettuce, go HERE.
Serve immediately. Garnish with croutons, with lemon wedges on the side. Top with a pinch of black pepper, if desired.
*Optional - top with grilled chicken, steak or shrimp to make your salad a meal!