Kale Caesar Salad with Tomatoes and Avocado is a quick, easy and nutrient rich side salad. Transform it into a main course by topping with grilled chicken, salmon or your favorite protein.
Since living a little further away from my preferred grocery store, I was having trouble with my leafy greens lasting me the whole week. After throwing out wilted spinach and romaine by mid-week, I started buying large bags of chopped kale. When kale was popular a few years ago, I used to buy it frequently, but then I moved on to Brussels sprouts and other veggies.
With a full bag of kale and some cherry tomatoes and avocado that needed to be used, I developed my version of Kale Tomato Avocado Caesar Salad. It was such a big hit with my husband that I even served it during the holidays! Not only is it easy to make, but it is nutritious and delicious as well! My favorite type of recipe to develop.
Kale is a relatively inexpensive, versatile green. One of the great things about kale is there is so much you can do with it - you can sauté it and add it to pasta sauces, mix it in smoothies, use it in soups, make homemade roasted chips and use it as a base for salads. Kale is a hearty green and it should last at least one week in the fridge without wilting.
I buy chopped bags of kale from the produce department.
Nutrition wise, kale is rich in many vitamins and minerals. One cup of kale contains over 100% of the daily value for Vitamins A, K, and C.
Caesar Salad Dressing
I do think the quality of the salad dressing makes a difference in this kale salad recipe. Use your favorite Caesar Dressing. I currently love Brianna’s Homestyle Asiago Caesar Salad Dressing. It seems to be available at most grocery stores in Texas or even online here.
Serving & Meal Ideas
Garnish with fresh grated parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper.
For some dinner inspiration, here are a few different meals I've served this salad with:
- Ribeye, Mac N’ Cheese, Kale Caesar Salad
- Spicy Chicken Drumsticks, Grits, Kale Caesar Salad
- Garlic Salmon, Sweet Potatoes, Kale Caesar Salad
Top with grilled chicken or salmon to turn this Kale Caesar into an entrée.
Kale Caesar Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Avocado
- 6 cups Kale chopped, stems removed
- 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes halved
- 1 Avocado diced
- ¼-½ cup Caesar Salad Dressing
- 1 cup Croutons
- Optional – Parrmesan and Cracked Black Pepper
- Combine kale, tomatoes and avocado in large bowl. Toss with desired amount of Caesar Salad Dressing.
- Top with croutons prior to serving.
Best if enjoyed in 1-2 days.