September 18, 2014 by Drafts & Crafts
This salad takes minimal effort and tastes too fresh not to share it with y’all! The recipe comes from my bestie’s kitchen(ette) in NYC; that is why I am calling it, the New Yorker.
- Fresh Kale
- 1 Lemon
- ¼ cup Parmesan
- Caesar dressing (I use light, but you also can use creamy)
1. Clean and dry your desired amount of kale and place it is a large bowl.
2. Cut your lemon in half to squeeze the juice out. Start by squeezing one half of lemon, you can add more to taste. I recommend one whole lemon if you are dressing salad for 2-4 people.
3. Add a small amount Caesar dressing to the bowl of kale. It does not take much dressing since you also have the lemon.
4. Add croutons, fresh parmesan, salt, and pepper to taste. Toss the entire mix thoroughly!
A little back-story, (not that you probably care) one night I was telling my bff on the phone that I was tired of always making the same old salad. I had a long spinach phase and then when I got tired of spinach, I had a long arugula phase. I was stumped because I didn’t think I liked kale, but she told me how she “dresses” her kale with fresh squeezed lemon and caesar dressing.
I gave it a try and both my husband & I LOVE it! As I mentioned in the past, I do not consider myself big on lemons, but it makes this salad taste so fresh. The parmesan and splash of caesar dressing compliment the lemon nicely. Feel free to add any additional veggies that you like to this salad. I enjoy mine just like this!