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Kale Caesar Salad


  • Author: Chefjar
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4


This delicious and nutrient dense Kale Caesar Salad is a twist on a classic salad with grilled kale, grilled shrimp, Parmesan shavings and homemade Caesar dressing.


  • Fresh baby kale ( washed and stems removed)- 200 gm / 0.4 pound
  • Medium raw shrimp ( peeled and deveined, tails intact)- 500 gm / 1 pound
  • Croutons*- 1/2 cup or as needed
  • Shaved parmesan cheese- 1/4 cup
  • Grated Parmesan cheese- 1 tsp.
  • Sour cream - 4 tbsp.
  • Milk- 4 tbsp.
  • Grated Parmesan cheese- 1 tbsp.
  • Old style whole grain Dijon mustard- 1 1/2 tsp.
  • Garlic cloves ( minced)- 1
  • Fresh lemon juice- 2 tbsp.
  • Olive oil- 1 tbsp.
  • Salt - as needed
  • Kale Caesar Salad


  1. Dressing.
  2. In a medium bowl combine sour cream, milk, garlic, Dijon mustard, grated Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and olive oil and mix until smooth.
  3. Reserve refrigerated until ready to serve. You can make this dressing one or two days ahead.
  4. Salad
  5. Preheat a cast -iron grill pan until hot , brush with olive oil,add the shrimp and sear about 2-3 minutes or until cooked.
  6. Transfer to plate and allow to cool.
  7. In the same pan sear baby kale for about 1 minute. Remove to a plate and let it cool.
  8. Place greens, shrimps and croutons in a salad bowl. Top with shaved and grated Parmesan cheese. Add dressing to taste and toss.
  9. Serve the salad immediately.
  10. Enjoy!
  11. Kale Caesar Salad


I used store-bought Italian croutons. If you don't have them , it is very easy to make them at home.

1/2 cup multigrain bread, 1 -inch cubes
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Salt - as needed
Black pepper- as needed

Preheat your oven to 325 F / 160 C.
In a medium bowl toss the bread cubes in olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. Spread them in an even layer on a baking sheet and bake until crunchy and golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Salads
  • Cuisine: International


  • Calories: 429
  • Sugar: 1.5 g
  • Sodium: 711 mg
  • Fat: 31 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 161 mg

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