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Hail ‘Sorta’ Caesar Salad

8:00 AM EDT on April 10, 2023

A healthier Caesar Salad that replaces romaine lettuce with kale and eliminates the cheese and eggs all together

We love a classic Caesar Salad, for sure, but there’s something about a "salad" that involves eggs and cheese in the dressing that belies the primary idea of a having a salad with health as the initiative. Not that we don’t love eggs and cheese, but a zestier, leaner version, a healthier Caesar salad if you will, can be had by eliminating those more fat-forward ingredients, swapping Romaine for kale while you’re at it. The result is a robust and healthier version of this classic Caesar. Check it out!

'Sorta' Caesar Salad

'Sorta' Caesar Salad

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Recipe by andrewappetito Course: Recipes


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  • 1 1 bushel of kale

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic

  • 3 fillets 3 anchovy

  • Juice of 1-1/2 lemons

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 cups 2 toasted bread chunk


  • Rinse the kale thoroughly and strip leaves from the stems
  • Spin the kale dry and transfer to a large salad bowl
  • Peel and mince the garlic
  • Drain the anchovies (rinse if salted)
  • Quarter the lemons
  • Combine the garlic, anchovies in a blender
  • Squeeze the lemons into the blender
  • Blend while slowly combining the olive oil to create an emulsion
  • Season to taste
  • Coat the kale leaves with the dressing
  • Add the bread
  • Toss
  • Serve

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