Kale Caesar Salad

Kale and Caeser Salad

January being the month of health has meant Salad has been the order of the day for a few weeks now in our house. So as you can imagine, the same sort of salads have been doing the rounds.

However this Saturday after a hefty 2 hour gym session, I wanted something healthyish (basically didn’t want to undo all that good word) but at the same time I fancied a bit of an indulgence, something that packed a real punch in the flavour department. 

A few days before I had seen this Smokey Kale and Caesar Salad and decided to give it a try. I mainly for the dressing – I always make one of two dressings you see, and Caesar isn’t one of them.

This dressing seemed to be the answer. 

So Kale Caesar Salad it was – obviously with a few amendments – nix the croutons and cheese, add in tomatoes, avocado, pepper and now we have a salad going. And boy did it pack a punch in the flavour department. And even better news it was filling. A truly satisfying meal on all accounts. So next time you fancy an indulgent but semi-healthy salad why not give this a try. 

Ingredients
1 bag of chopped Curly Kale ( Alternatively chop the kale yourself)
2 Peppers (1 Yellow, 1 Red)
1 Avocado
4 Tomatoes

For dressing
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
2 cloves Garlic
1 Egg
1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
3 Anchovy filets
1 ½ tsp Dried Chilli Powder
1 ½ tsp Paprika
Salt and Pepper
50 ml Olive Oil 

Method

  1. Squeeze some lemon on to your kale and mix – leave for about 30mins
  2. In the meantime chop your other salad ingredients into chunks
  3. For the dressing mix the lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, anchovies, chilli powder and paprika in a small blender, add the oil and egg and blitz until everything is combined. Season with salt and pepper
  4. Check the seasoning, then add your salad vegetables, and dressing to the kale and give it a good mix

Delicious, indulgent, semi healthy and just plain good. Perfect Saturday lunch fodder!  

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