Salad Savvy: Kale Caesar

I jumped on the kale caesar bandwagon, courtesy of this adapted recipe via Simply Scrumptious - another fab food blog! Now I'm not gonna lie, I was a little skeptical of the raw kale salad.. I'm a huge fan of kale chips / cooked kale, but my experiences with raw kale have been minimal and not exactly what you'd call *wow-factor.*

However, that has all changed, because the kale caesar salad was awesome! No...seriously! And believe me, I would tell you if it wasn't. The salad was definitely jazzed up by adding fresh croutons to the mix, but it was quite good, fiance and I ate the entire batch I prepared. One recommendation, which is echoed in the recipe I used, I'd recommend making the dressing first, and toss the kale in the dressing. This will help this tougher green soak up some caesary goodness, which softens the leaves just enough.

4 comments

Erikizzle said...

I've also heard that massaging the leaves of the kale to soften it up helps make it more palatable for people who aren't fans of tough, raw kale.

Girl living in Oslo said...

Hi.
That looks really great...
I am getting hungry ...

Greetings from a rainy Oslo:)

thevoyageofv said...

I've never cooked with kale before, but whenever I've had it I really like it. I passed it by at the farmer's market because I didn't know what to do with it, but next time I'll pick it up and make this!

sami said...

i have never eaten a kale salad. i like to make kale chips though!

xo
sami