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Keto Kale Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisps
10 mins
6 mins
16 mins

This classic, ever-popular salad gets a vibrant, healthy makeover by subbing kale for romaine lettuce and adding fresh mint. Recipe from Keto-Mojo

Course: Dinners + Mains, Light Meal
Keyword: Dinners + Mains, Light Meal
Diet: Keto
Servings: 6
Calories: 377 kcal
  • 1 lemon 2 1/2 tbsp juice and 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups parmesan cheese shredded, divided
  • 3/4 cups olive oil extra-virgin, divided
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 8 oz kale leaves stems removed, sliced into thin ribbons
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, fresh, sliced into thin ribbons
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C) and position an oven rack in the center of the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. In a food processor or blender, combine the lemon juice and zest, vinegar, anchovy paste, garlic powder, mustard, egg yolk, chili flakes, and three-quarters of the cheese. Process until combined, about 10 seconds.

  3. With the processor running, slowly drizzle in 1/2 cup of the olive oil, stopping to scrape down sides as necessary, until mixture is smooth and emulsified, 20 to 30 seconds. Transfer the dressing to a medium bowl.

  4. Whisking constantly, slowly drizzle the remaining 1/4 cup of the olive oil and 3 tablespoons warm water into the dressing. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoons pepper. Set aside.

  5. On the parchment-lined baking sheet, make 12 (1 Tablespoon-size) piles of the remaining Parmesan cheese, spacing them 2 inches apart. Bake until the cheese crisps are nicely bubbly and the edges are golden but not browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Let them cool for 3 minutes, then slide them onto a wire rack to cool completely.

  6. To serve, combine the kale and mint in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss to coat and let sit for 3 minutes. Break the Parmesan crisps into smaller pieces, sprinkle them over the salad, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Keto Kale Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 377 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 448mg19%
Potassium 267mg8%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 4115IU82%
Vitamin C 55mg67%
Calcium 366mg37%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.