This Kale Caesar Salad recipe uses thin ribbons of kale, parmesan cheese, and toasted bread crumbs that are tossed with homemade Caesar dressing and topped with baked salmon to create an easy, healthy, and delicious twist on this classic salad.
Place the salmon in a medium-size baking dish then brush the top with the room-temperature butter and sprinkle with the smoked paprika, orange pepper, onion powder, and kosher salt.
Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
Allow salmon to cool slightly before removing it from its skin.
Melt butter in an 8-inch nonstick skillet. Add the panko breadcrumbs and toast for 1-2 minutes until golden brown and fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.
Kale Caesar Salad
Remove the thick ribs from the kale then wash and dry.
To cut kale into thin ribbons, stack several leaves of kale on top of each other and roll them into a tight cylinder. Then with a sharp knife cut them crosswise into thin ribbons.
Toss kale, kosher salt, black pepper, and Caesar dressing until thoroughly combined. Allow the salad to sit for approximately 5 minutes so the kale will slightly soften.
Top with toasted breadcrumbs and Parmigiano Reggiano.
Divide the salad into two bowls and topped the baked salmon (with skin removed) to the salad and serve.
1. Lacinato Kale is also known as Tuscan Kale or Dinosaur Kale.2. The key to kale salad is washing and drying well, removing the ribs (or spine), and cutting them into thin ribbons.3. Chicken is a great substitute for salmon.4. You can substitute the homemade Caesar dressing with your favorite store-bought brand.5. While the salmon is cooking, prepare the kale and breadcrumb.6. Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed. It does not include the nutrition for the salad dressing.