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Kale Caesar Salad + Dairy-Free Whole30 Caesar Dressing

Kale Caesar Salad + Whole30 Dairy Free Dressing!

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My first kale caesar salad was at a beer hall in Brooklyn many years ago. Everything tastes better in Brooklyn, I like to think it’s the mustachioed servers, the microbrews, and of course, the company of the friends we visit. This dairy-free Whole30 caesar dressing is great with kale, romaine or even as a dip for veggies.

This whole30 caesar dressing is a classic style caesar – meaning it uses a raw egg, anchovies and the power of emulsion to create a creamy dressing. If you’re squeamish about raw eggs, then sadly, this recipe isn’t for you! The raw egg, olive and avocado oil whisked together emulsify to create the creamy texture we all know and love.

Kale Caesar Salad + Dairy-Free Whole30 Caesar Dressing

The anchovy is another essential ingredient in this whole30 caesar dressing. Maybe the thought of anchovies isn’t for you, but I promise, they add a layer of flavour and umami that isn’t replicated any other way.  I buy anchovies in oil and they last for a ridiculously long time in my fridge. I use them for this dressing but also add them to my classic Italian, aglio olio with zucchini noodles and as a hit of flavour in sauteed veggies.

Have you ever noticed kale salad can be very chewy and tough? The trick is to give the kale a good massage with your dressing of choice. I know that seems a bit strange, but scrunching up the leaves gently tenderizes them and makes them the perfect consistency for eating raw. So show your kale some love, won’t you?

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Kale Caesar Salad + Whole30 Dairy-Free Dressing
This dairy-free kale caesar salad is zippy and creamy so you won't miss the parmesan!
Kale Caesar Salad + Dairy-Free Whole30 Caesar Dressing
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Passive Time 5 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
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Kale Caesar Salad + Dairy-Free Whole30 Caesar Dressing
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  1. Take each piece of kale and remove the leaves on both sides of the tough stem. Use your hands to tear the leaves into smaller sized pieces. Wash and dry the kale, I like to use a salad spinner for drying.
  2. Finely chop garlic and anchovy and using the side of your knife blade, press salt, anchovy and garlic into a paste on the cutting board. Transfer to a medium-sized mixing bowl and whisk in egg yolk, mustard and lemon juice.
  3. Add olive oil and avocado oil in a slow stream and continue whisking until dressing thickens.
  4. Add pepper and taste, if necessary, add more salt and lemon.
  5. Dress with any type of kale, romaine or hearty greens. For kale, use your hands and massage or scrunch the dressing into the kale for a minute. Sprinkle with hemp seeds. Let the massaged kale sit for a5 minutes to soften before serving.
  6. If you'd like, top with protein or eat as a side-dish.
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