Kale Caesar Salad- As Seen On Home Made Simple

November 26, 2017

Home Chef, Laila Ali, creates a simple, but easy salad that’s full of flavor on Episode 4 of Home Made Simple on OWN!


This is just one of many recipes that can be found in Laila’s NEW cookbook Food For Life, which is available for pre-sale at Barnes and Noble! http://bit.ly/BNFoodForLife


Serves: 4-6

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Easy



½ small ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons water
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 teaspoon anchovy paste or miso
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil


1 bunch kale, stemmed, leaves torn or chopped into bite-size pieces
sea salt
1 romaine lettuce heart, torn or chopped into bite-size pieces
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered if large (optional)
¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted, or coarse
sprouted wheat bread crumbs (See additional recipe)
1 tablespoon dulse flakes (optional)
freshly ground black pepper


3 slices of wheat bread
2 tablespoons of olive oil



1. Preheat oven to 400 F
2. Lay wheat bread slices onto parchment paper on baking sheet
3. Spread olive oil into a thin layer on the top part of bread
4. Place in oven for 10 minutes
5. Remove and cut into bite sized squares
6. Set aside to add to your salad


7. In a blender or mini food processor, combine all the dressing ingredients and blend until emulsified – add a little more water if dressing is thick
Chef’s Tip: Add ½ teaspoon of anchovy paste to start, and add more to your taste/liking


8. Place kale in a salad bowl, and add a pinch of salt, and massage the kale for 1-2 minutes until softened

9. Add chopped lettuce into salad bowl and toss to combine. Whisk the dressing that add some (there will be some left over) to the greens. Toss to coat

10. Then, add the cherry tomatoes (if using), almonds, and dulse, and lightly toss. Taste and add more salt and/or pepper if needed. Spoon into bowls and serve.



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