Smoky Kale CaesarSmoky Kale Caesar
Smoky Kale Caesar
Smoky Kale Caesar
This creamy nut-free, dairy-free Caesar dressing gets a hint of smokiness from smoked paprika. Try it mixed into a kale-lettuce combo Caesar salad!
Dreena Burton
Dreena Burton
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Recipe - Choices Market South Surrey
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Smoky Kale Caesar
Prep Time30 Minutes
Servings4
Cook Time10 Minutes
Ingredients
1/2 cup precooked Red or Yukon Gold Potatoes
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1 small - medium clove garlic
2 teaspoons nutritional yeast (optional)
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
1 cup plain unsweetened nondairy milk
3 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce (optional)
2-3 tablespoons water, if needed
KALE CAESAR SALAD
4-5 cups stemmed and julienned Kale leaves
4-5 cups julienned Romaine Lettuce leaves
Croutons
lemon wedges
Directions

1. Starting with 3 1 /2 tablespoons lemon juice, combine all the dressing

ingredients except the water in a blender (or in a deep cup if using an immersion blender) and puree until very smooth.

2. Add water to thin the dressing if desired.

3. Taste and add additional lemon juice and seasoning as desired.

4. Toss the kale with about 1/2 cup of the dressing in a large bowl.

5. Add a few pinches of coarse salt and let sit for 15-30 minutes to slightly wilt and soften the leaves.

6. Add the lettuce leaves and 1/4 cup more dressing. Use tongs to work the dressing through the salad.

7. Sprinkle with the croutons and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with extra smoked paprika (if using).

8. Serve with lemon wedges.

Any remaining dressing can be stored in fridge in airtight container for up to 6 days. Makes about 1 1/2 cups of dressing. Salad serves 4 or more.

 

Potato Note: Use leftover potatoes in this dressing! Anytime you roast, boil, or steam potatoes, cook extra to have some ready for this dressing. Just a little potato really thickens the dressing. 

Kale Note: If you are new to using kale in a Caesar salad, start with less - maybe just 2 cups, and make up the difference by using extra lettuce. This helps your palate adjust to the more assertive flavour of kale in the salad. 

30 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
4
Servings

Shop Ingredients

Makes 4 servings
1/2 cup precooked Red or Yukon Gold Potatoes
Potatoes - Yukon Gold
Potatoes - Yukon Gold, 293.33 Gram
$1.28 avg/ea$0.44/100g
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
Prana - Organic Raw European Pumpkin Seeds
Prana - Organic Raw European Pumpkin Seeds, 250 Gram
$9.49$3.80/100g
1 small - medium clove garlic
Garlic - Purple Organic
Garlic - Purple Organic, 110 Gram
$3.39 avg/ea$3.08/100g
2 teaspoons nutritional yeast (optional)
Bob's Red Mill - Nutritional Yeast - Large Flake
Bob's Red Mill - Nutritional Yeast - Large Flake, 142 Gram
$11.29$7.95/100g
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
Nature's Choice - Paprika Smoked
Nature's Choice - Paprika Smoked, 42 Gram
$4.49$10.69/100g
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
Cape Herb & Spice - Atlantic Sea Salt With Grinder
Cape Herb & Spice - Atlantic Sea Salt With Grinder, 105 Gram
Special
$6.49 was $7.79$6.18/100g
Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
Nature's Choice - Black Pepper Coarse
Nature's Choice - Black Pepper Coarse, 42 Gram
$3.79$9.02/100g
1 cup plain unsweetened nondairy milk
Califia Farms - Oatmilk - Unsweetened
Califia Farms - Oatmilk - Unsweetened, 1.4 Litre
$7.29$0.52/100ml
3 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Earth's Choice - Organic Lemon Juice
Earth's Choice - Organic Lemon Juice, 250 Millilitre
Special
$5.49 was $6.49$2.20/100ml
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Maille - Dijon Original Mustard
Maille - Dijon Original Mustard, 500 Millilitre
Special
$10.69 was $11.69$2.14/100ml
1/4 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce (optional)
The Wizard's - The Wizard Org G/F Worcestershire
The Wizard's - The Wizard Org G/F Worcestershire, 251 Millilitre
$10.99$4.38/100ml
2-3 tablespoons water, if needed
Not Available
KALE CAESAR SALAD
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4-5 cups stemmed and julienned Kale leaves
Kale - Organic, Fresh
Kale - Organic, Fresh, 1 Each
$3.48
4-5 cups julienned Romaine Lettuce leaves
Lettuce - Romaine, Fresh
Lettuce - Romaine, Fresh, 1 Each
Extra Savings
$1.98 was $3.98
Croutons
Fresh Gourmet - Croutons Parmesan Caesar
Fresh Gourmet - Croutons Parmesan Caesar, 142 Gram
$3.98$2.80/100g
lemon wedges
Lemons - Large Fresh, Each
Lemons - Large Fresh, Each, 1 Each
Special
$0.75 was $0.98

Directions

1. Starting with 3 1 /2 tablespoons lemon juice, combine all the dressing

ingredients except the water in a blender (or in a deep cup if using an immersion blender) and puree until very smooth.

2. Add water to thin the dressing if desired.

3. Taste and add additional lemon juice and seasoning as desired.

4. Toss the kale with about 1/2 cup of the dressing in a large bowl.

5. Add a few pinches of coarse salt and let sit for 15-30 minutes to slightly wilt and soften the leaves.

6. Add the lettuce leaves and 1/4 cup more dressing. Use tongs to work the dressing through the salad.

7. Sprinkle with the croutons and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with extra smoked paprika (if using).

8. Serve with lemon wedges.

Any remaining dressing can be stored in fridge in airtight container for up to 6 days. Makes about 1 1/2 cups of dressing. Salad serves 4 or more.

 

Potato Note: Use leftover potatoes in this dressing! Anytime you roast, boil, or steam potatoes, cook extra to have some ready for this dressing. Just a little potato really thickens the dressing. 

Kale Note: If you are new to using kale in a Caesar salad, start with less - maybe just 2 cups, and make up the difference by using extra lettuce. This helps your palate adjust to the more assertive flavour of kale in the salad. 

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