Crispy Kale Caesar Salad

Crisp kale with rich, nutty parmesan cheese in the dressing and sprinkled on top takes this salad up a notch. 

Wisconsin Cheese Crispy Kale Caesar Salad Recipe
Active Time
35 Minutes


Parmesan Caesar Dressing:



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Parmesan can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.

Parmesan Caesar Dressing:

  1. Place the yogurt, anchovies, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and garlic into a food processor; cover and process until mixture is smooth. While processing, slowly drizzle in olive oil until blended. Transfer to a bowl. Whisk in parmesan. 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. Spread out kale on two 15 x 10-inch baking sheets. Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until leaves are tender and crisp on the edges. Cool completely.
  2. Place kale into 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

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 cheese is aged over 20 months for a full, nutty complex flavor.

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