Crispy Kale Caesar Salad

The crisp kale with rich parmesan cheese sprinkled on the salad and in homemade dressing takes this salad up a notch. It will get rave reviews and easily fits into just about any menu.

Crispy Kale Caesar Salad
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Parmesan Caesar Dressing:



  1. Heat oven to 375°F.

Parmesan Caesar Dressing:

  1. Place yogurt, anchovies, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and garlic in a food processor. Cover and process until smooth. While processing, slowly drizzle olive oil in a steady stream until combined. Transfer to a bowl. Whisk in parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate until serving.


  1. Drizzle kale with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Evenly spread out kale onto two 15 x 10-inch baking sheets. Bake 15-20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until leaves are tender and crisp on the edges. Cool completely.
  2. Place kale in a large bowl. Drizzle with half of the dressing. Sprinkle with grated parmesan; toss to coat. Top with croutons and shaved parmesan. Serve with remaining dressing. 

Recipe Tip

  • Any brand of Wisconsin parmesan cheese can be used.
  • Fresh lemon juice adds a special touch to this recipe.
  • Lacinato kale is also known as black, dinosaur or Tuscan kale. When prepping the kale, pat it dry before baking for best results.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Sartori SarVecchio® parmesan is aged over 20 months for a full, nutty complex flavor.

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