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Homemade Kale Caesar

This simple massaged kale caesar salad features roasted cherry tomatoes and a homemade caesar dressing that is easy to make and fancy enough for company.
Course Salad, Salads
Cuisine American
Keyword caesar, kale
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 8 cups of kale ideally a blend of curly and lacinato
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Trader Joes Parmesan crisps crushed into bite-size bits (or make your own!)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan

For the dressing

  • 3 cloves garlic pressed or grated
  • lemon juiced
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp worcestershire
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp mayo
  • 1 pinch kosher salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  • Spread halved tomatoes on baking sheet, face up to preserve juices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and 1 tsp olive oil. Roast for 15 minutes.
  • For the dressing, combine all ingredients in a wide mouth mason jar and emulsify with immersion blender.
  • Massage kale with dressing plus 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese.
  • Top with tomatoes, croutons and more parmesan to taste.