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Kale Salad with Creamy Caper Dressing

Kale Salad with Creamy Caper Dressing

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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 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 31 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 166
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