How to Make Kale Taste Good: Kale Caesar Salad

You can tell that kale is good for you just by looking at it. By its very dark, leafy-greened nature, it says “VITAMINS!” (It’s especially high in vitamins A and C.

But can you make kale taste good? Yes! I’ve discovered the secret, thanks to a chef. You have to “get rough with it” a bit. And dress it with a great dressing.

Check out how leaves go from kinda-drab and way tough to sparkling and merely crisp (versus rough) in this video. The recipe is below.


Kale Caesar Salad
Courtesy of Lynn Pritchard, chef/owner of Table 128 Bistro and Bar, Clive
Serves 4

anchovy filets            
garlic clove
2  egg yolks
tablespoons lemon juice
3/4  teaspoon dijon mustard
tablespoons olive oil 
1/2  cup vegetable oil
tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste 
4 cups loosely packed, clean and torn fresh kale
Make a paste of the anchovy filets and garlic clove using the heel of your knife to “puree” the two and transfer to a bowl.  Add the egg yolks (if you’re nervous about raw eggs, poach or hard boil them), lemon juice, and mustard.  While whisking, drizzle in the oils until emulsified and finish with the grated cheese and cracked pepper.  Adjust to taste with additional lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper, if desired. Toss with the kale, rubbing the dressing into the kale to soften it a bit. 


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