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Kale Caesar Salad

Shredded purple kale caesar salad with a bright, garlicky dressing, fresh parmesan and bacon.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Canadian
Servings: 4
Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt or to taste
  • 1 bunch purple kale or any kale, stems discarded, leaves thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese plus more for topping
  • 6 cooked slices of bacon crumbled


  • Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt in a large salad bowl.  Add the kale and first toss, then massage the dressing into the leaves a bit with your hands until they become a shade darker.  Add parmesan and bacon; toss.  Serve individual plates topped with more parmesan.