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Kale Salad with Creamy Caper Dressing

Kale Salad with Creamy Caper Dressing

This Kale Salad with Creamy Caper Dressing is the perfect simple side salad. Chopped kale is tossed in a flavorful creamy caper dressing and topped with buttery garlic panko crumbs. Generously serves 8.

Kale Salad with Creamy Caper Dressing

Kicking off 2022 with a super simple and healthy salad.

Most days I do my best and try to eat a salad or veggies of some sort. But I easily get burned out on washing and chopping alltheveggies and so sometimes I just want a salad that isn’t so high maintenance. And this easy breezy kale salad is it! The dressing is incredibly easy and flavorful. I love the briny flavor of the capers with the fresh herbs! And the garlicky crumbs are incredible and add crunch and garlicky flavor.

I pile it high in a shallow bowl and serve it next to some form of protein. Typically it’s either air fryer salmon, shrimp or chicken and usually (always) top it with sliced avocado.

Kale Salad with Creamy Caper Dressing

A simple, healthy and deliciously healthy meal! 

ingredients for Kale Salad with Creamy Caper Dressing

To Make This Kale Salad with Creamy Caper Dressing You Will Need:

  • mayonnaise
  • plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • dijon mustard
  • capers
  • red wine vinegar
  • dill
  • parsley
  • black pepper
  • olive oil
  • butter
  • garlic powder
  • panko breadcrumbs
  • kale

mayo, greek yogurt and dijon in blender

Into your blender (or mini food processor), measure and add 1/3 cup mayonnaise (I use light, but you can use any kind), 1/4 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt

capers and red wine vinegar

Next, add in 1/4 cup capers and 1/4 cup red wine vinegar.

parsley, dill and black pepper

Then add (roughly) 1/4 cup both fresh parsley and dill and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.

turn on and stream in oil

Secure the lid.

stream in oil

And slowly stream in 6 tablespoons olive oil.

creamy dreamy caper dressing

Scrape down the sides as needed.

creamy caper dressing

Cover the creamy caper dressing with plastic wrap and refrigerate while you make the rest of the salad.

butter, garlic powder and panko in a skillet

Melt 2 tablespoons salted butter in a skillet. Once melted, add 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder plus 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs.

garlicky toasted panko

Stir and toast over medium to medium-low heat until golden brown. Remove and set off to the side.

wash kale

Lastly, strip the leaves from the stems of 2 bunches kale. You can compost the stems, use them in making stock or simply discard. Finely chop the kale leaves, rinse well and spin dry.

add dressing to kale

Transfer the chopped kale to a large bowl and toss with the dressing. How much is up to you but for 2 large bunches of kale, I use the whole recipe.

toss to combine

Toss to coat.

transfer to large platter

Transfer the dressed kale to a serving platter.

sprinkle with garlicky panko

Top with the garlic panko and serve.

Kale Salad with Creamy Caper Dressing

Serve as is! 

If making in advance, keep everything separate and toss together right before serving.

Kale Salad with Creamy Caper Dressing

A simple and healthy kale salad that also happens to be delcious!

Enjoy as is or serve alongside salmon, shrimp or chicken.

Kale Salad with Creamy Caper Dressing

Enjoy! And if you give this Kale Salad with Creamy Caper Dressing recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Kale Salad with Creamy Caper Dressing

Kale Salad with Creamy Caper Dressing
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Kale Salad with Creamy Caper Dressing

This Kale Salad with Creamy Caper Dressing is the perfect simple side salad. Chopped kale is tossed in a flavorful creamy caper dressing and topped with buttery garlic panko crumbs. 
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword easy recipe, easy side dish, healthy, kale
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 166kcal
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

FOR THE CREAMY CAPER DRESSING:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise (any) I used light mayo
  • 1/4 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup non pareil capers drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoon olive oil

FOR THE GARLICKY PANKO:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 2 large bunches kale leaves stripped from stems, chopped and rinsed

Instructions

MAKE THE DRESSING:

  • In your blender (or mini food processor) add mayo, greek yogurt, dijon, capers, vinegar, parsley, dill and black pepper.
  • Secure the lid, removing the center plug. Cover with a clean kitchen towel, and with the blender running, slowly pour in the olive oil.
  • Transfer to a jar, cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Yields 1¼ cups.

MAKE THE PANKO:

  • Melt butter in a small skillet. Add garlic powder and panko. Stir occasionally until deep golden brown. Remove and let cool.

MAKE THE SALAD:

  • Strip the leaves from the kale stems. Roughly chop before rinsing well and spinning dry. (I use a salad spinner for this)
  • Place clean chopped kale to a large bowl and toss with desired amount of dressing. (For 2 large bunches of chopped kale, I personally use all the dressing)
  • Transfer dressed kale to a large platter, top with garlicky crumbs and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 401IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg


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