Pamela's Gluten Free Recipes

Daily forays into the kitchen for 1 celiac, 1 vegetarian, and 2 carnivores

Kale Caesar Salad

Dinner Party, Gluten Free, Salad, Sides, Vegetarian

This year, I read many times that cauliflower is the new kale.  Really? I am still trying to get on the kale bandwagon, I didn’t realize that there was a time limit to commit.  Who would think the foodies so in need of a new vegetable to worship, would move on so quickly.

Today, I am digging in my heels, and, without apologizing,  sharing a recipe featuring kale.  A simple traditional Caesar Salad Dressing – with kale, neither cutting edge or nor trendy.  Rather an old stand-by,  because I think, everyone needs some version of the classic Caesar in their kitchen repertoire.

For those of you who missed the kale bandwagon, or didn’t want to join in it anyway.  May I suggest the super-duper old-fashioned version of this Caesar Salad with romaine lettuce.  

That version will never ever get old, to me. 

Kale Ceasar Salad


Kale Caesar Salad

Kale Caesar Salad


  • 6-8 ounces fresh baby kale, or approx 4-6 cups
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced or passed through garlic press
  • 4-5 oil packed anchovy filets, chopped fine, or 1 Tbsp anchovy paste
  • 2 fresh egg yokes, or 1 Tbsp store bought mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp fresh black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese


  1. In large wooden bowl add olive oil and minced garlic.
  2. Add anchovy fillets and using a fork or two knives chop fine, alternately add anchovy paste.
  3. Add egg yolk or mayonnaise and black pepper, mix well with a fork.
  4. Now add the lemon juice and 1/2 of the parmesan cheese, to form a loose dressing.
  5. Toss with the kale and top with remaining parmesan cheese.
  6. Serve promptly since kale likes to wilt quite quickly.
  7. Serves 4.
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