Kale and romaine caesar salad tossed in a garlicky greek yogurt caesar dressing without any egg! It’s a delicious twist on a classic caesar salad but with more leafy greens and lighter dressing.

It pairs amazingly with 20-Minute Easy Skillet Chicken Caprese for an easy weeknight meal!

This leafy green kale caesar salad is so hearty, nutritious, and absolutely tasty. It’s a fresh take on the classic caesar salad made with a combination of curly kale, romaine lettuce, rustic croutons, and super flavorful greek yogurt caesar dressing.

The dressing is an adaptation of my Greek yogurt caesar dressing with just a few minor changes. It’s so tasty that I had to use it in this recipe. It’s made with greek yogurt and no raw eggs. It’s lighter than most caesar dressings without any compromise to the taste.

Serve this salad as a side or make a couple of larger salads topped with some type of protein, such as grilled chicken tenders or grilled garlic shrimp for a satisfying dinner salad.

Kale Caesar Salad Ingredients

To make kale caesar salad, you’ll need the following ingredients:

For the Dressing:

  • greek yogurt
  • anchovy paste
  • garlic
  • lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • shredded Parmesan
  • Dijon mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • milk

For the Salad:

  • crusty bread
  • olive oil
  • curly kale
  • romaine lettuce
  • shaved Parmesan
kale caesar salad ingredients

Key Steps to Making Kale Caesar Salad Recipe

Make your own croutons: Homemade croutons are so much tastier than store-bought and very easy to make too. For this recipe, you’ll need a few slices of stale crusty bread. Brush both sides with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 14-18 minutes, flipping halfway through. Cool and break into bite-size pieces.

Make the Caesar dressing: Into a bowl of a food-processor, add all of the Caesar dressing ingredients. Blend until smooth.

step by step on how to make kale caesar salad recipe

Toss it all together: Add kale and romaine to a large bowl. Add half of the dressing and massage the dressing into the greens. It helps break down the toughness of the leaves. Add shaved Parmesan cheese and croutons, and more dressing. Taste for salt and pepper before serving.

kale caesar salad in a bowl

Serving Suggestions

Kale caesar salad can be served year-round as a main meal topped with a lean protein or as a side salad alongside any of these main entrees:

kale caesar salad recipe

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Kale Caesar Salad

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  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 5 side salad or 2 larger salads 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Chop
  • Cuisine: American


Kale and romaine caesar salad tossed in a garlicky greek yogurt caesar dressing without any egg! It’s a delicious twist on a classic caesar salad but with more leafy greens and lighter dressing.


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  • 2 slices crusty bread, 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt and fresh black pepper, to taste

Caesar Dressing

  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used 2%)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. anchovy paste or 2 canned anchovies
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • kosher salt and fresh black pepper, to taste


  • 4 cups curly kale leaves (lightly packed), ribs removed, and chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 3/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place bread slices on a parchment lined baking sheet and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Brush bread slices (both sides) with olive oil mixture.
  3. Bake until golden brown, about 14-18 minutes, flipping half way through. Bread will further crisp up as it cools. Remove from the oven and cool completely before breaking into bite size croutons.

Caesar Dressing

  1. Add dressing ingredients to a food processor and purée until smooth. You may have to scrape down the sides couple times.


  1. Add kale and romaine to a large bowl. Pour half of the dressing and using your hands massage the dressing evenly into the lettuce. It helps to break down the toughness of the leaves. Let the salad sit for 4-5 minutes to soften. Then add the remaining dressing and using salad tongs, toss to combine. Toss in Parmesan cheese and croutons. Taste for salt and pepper. Serve immediately.


  • This salad is super tasty when chilled. Keep kale and romaine refrigerated until ready to assemble. After you make the dressing, chill it in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes before serving.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 522
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Sodium: 824.6 mg
  • Fat: 37.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.7 g
  • Protein: 22.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 40 mg