kale caesar salad

Kale Caesar Salad

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Homemade vs Store Bought

On a weekly basis, I make about 5 salads a week, just for breakfast. To make my mornings quick, I purchase premade salads, such as this Kale Caesar Salad I am going to show you how to make! My husband loves salads. His favorites are Kale Caesar and the Asian Inspired. Whole Foods and Target have the best premade salads. We’ve tried salads from Market Basket and Trader Joe’s but I feel the quality in taste is not comparable to Whole Foods and Target salads.

When Whole Foods is out of the Kale Caesar salad kits or I run out of them at home, I love making them. It is super easy and actually cost efficient compared to a bag of salad for $4.99. I make mine a bit different and sometimes use my Homemade Caesar Dressing to make this salad.


  • Kale
  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • Cilantro
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Caesar Dressing
  • Pepper
  • Croutons, (optional)

You can make the salad however you’d like. The store bought one contains brussel sprouts, which is delicious. If I had some at home, I would have added it. However, the first time I made it with the ingredients listed above, it came out super yummy! Therefore, why change the recipe!

Main or Side

This salad can be served as a main salad with grilled chicken, fish or beef strips. On the other hand, you can serve it as a side with a sandwich, sub or soup. I do not add salt to this recipe, as the parmesan cheese and dressing are already plenty salty. Pepper is enough for seasoning.


Caesar Salads are known to be served with croutons. However, I never purchase croutons. If I have leftover French or Italian loaf of bread, I then make croutons to go with my salad. Croutons are very crunchy but when made fresh have a crunchy on the outside feel and soft and fresh on the the inside. Which is why I prefer making my own!

Kale Caesar Salad

Recipe by Azilde ElizabethCourse: SaladsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Easy Caesar Kale Salad for lunch, dinner or as a side salad!


  • 1 1/2 cups of kale, chopped

  • 1 1/2 cups of iceberg lettuce, shredded

  • 1/2 cup of cilantro, stems removed

  • 1 cup of caesar dressing

  • 1 tsp of pepper

  • 1 tbsp of fresh parmesan cheese, thinly shredded

  • croutons, optional


  • Wash the kale, lettuce and cilantro make sure salad is dry; A salad spinner works well for this.
  • Mix all the ingredients together and top with croutons, optional
  • Enjoy as a main meal or as a side*


  • *I put 2-4 servings for this salad as you can serve it as 2 large salads or serve it as a side salad and make 4 small side salads.

I hope you like this easy salad recipe!


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