Nothing beats the crispness of a big romaine lettuce Caesar salad. But when the temps drop and snow falls, this warm, sautéed kale version is a welcome alternative to the classic. Warm Kale Caesar Salad is a great way to use up leftover chicken or that wilting bunch of kale beckoning you from the veg drawer.
- 2 T olive oil
- 1 bunch lacinato kale (about 1 lb), stems removed, leaves coarsely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, sliced
- Creamy Parmesan Dressing (store-bought or this one!)
- Cooked chicken breast
- Grated parmesan cheese
In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add kale and cook until just wilted, about 3 minutes (it should still have a bite/texture). Add enough dressing until kale is lightly coated (2-4 Tbsp or to taste). Toss in croutons. Serve topped with cooked chicken and extra grated parmesan cheese.