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kale caesar salad in a bowl with croutons and cheese on top

20 Minute Kale Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons

  • Author: Laney Schwartz
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad


Looking for a quick and easy meal that’s both healthy and delicious? Try making this Kale Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons! With fresh kale, crispy croutons, and a zesty homemade dressing, this salad is the perfect way to add fresh leafy greens to your meal rotation!



For the salad:

  • 1 large bunch lacinato kale, finely chopped
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh parmesan cheese

For the croutons:

  • 23 large slices of sourdough bread or any crusty bread
  • 23 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pepper

For the dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • juice of ½ lime
  • 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • ½ cup avocado oil (can also use olive oil)


  1. Assemble: Drizzle the massaged kale with some dressing and toss. Finish with parmesan cheese and croutons. Serve and enjoy!


**There will be leftover dressing and will last in the fridge for up to 10 days.

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