Kale is by far the hottest green in the organic produce section right now. Any minute now it will have its own reality show and Katy Perry will be dating it. I hate to jump on the bandwagon, but it is pretty freaking great. Super healthy, great in that green smoothie in the morning (yes, still doing that), sauteed with garlic, and now raw with a lemon-y Caesar dressing. I would not put this salad in the total "clean" living category, but I lightened up the usual heavy Caesar and my husband even gave the seal of approval.
Kale Caesar Salad
2 tablespoons light mayo
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 clove of garlic, minced finely
salt and pepper
1 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 bunches of kale, stems removed and chopped into ribbons
1/4 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
Whisk together the first 6 ingredients until well combined, then whisk in the cheese. Toss the kale, peppers and croutons with the dressing (it will be thick) until well coated.