Kale Salad with Garlic Croutons

Tired of the same old boring salads? Try substituting kale for your usual greens! This leafy superfood is packed full of vitamins and nutrients, and since it’s only 33 calories a cup, you won’t sweat going for seconds. This salad, with its homemade dressing and croutons, is a healthy eater’s dream. You can even try adding in quinoa if you’re in need of more protein for the day!

Kale Salad with Garlic Croutons
6
Servings
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Ingredients

For the Salad
For the Dressing

Directions

Recipe instructions Kale Salad with Garlic Croutons

1

Cut the stem off each kale leaf and discard. Place the kale in a large bowl and add the salt and 2 tablespoons of the grapeseed oil.

2

Brush both sides of the bread with the remaining tablespoon of grapeseed oil. Apply the garlic on each side of the bread.

3

Preheat a grill to medium, or place a grill pan over medium heat. Grill the kale leaves in small batches for 30–45 seconds per side, until golden and crisp. Set aside.

4

Grill the bread until it is nice and charred on both sides, about 2 minutes. Cut the kale leaves into ¾-inch pieces and transfer to a large serving bowl. Cut the garlic bread into croutons, about ¼-inch cubes, and set aside.

5

To make the dressing, use a grater to finely grate the garlic clove into a small bowl. Add the lemon juice and salt and stir to combine, then slowly mix in the olive oil. Pour the dressing over the chopped kale and toss evenly. Garnish with the shaved Parmesan and garlic croutons. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 310
Fat: 16 g
Carbs: 35 g
Protein: 9 g
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