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Keto Kale Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisps

By Jason Fung, MD

Keto Kale Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisps

This classic, ever-popular salad gets a vibrant, healthy makeover by subbing kale for romaine lettuce and adding fresh mint. Recipe from Keto-Mojo
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Course Dinners + Mains, Light Meal
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 377 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lemon 2 1/2 tbsp juice and 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups parmesan cheese shredded, divided
  • 3/4 cups olive oil extra-virgin, divided
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 8 oz kale leaves stems removed, sliced into thin ribbons
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, fresh, sliced into thin ribbons

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C) and position an oven rack in the center of the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  • In a food processor or blender, combine the lemon juice and zest, vinegar, anchovy paste, garlic powder, mustard, egg yolk, chili flakes, and three-quarters of the cheese. Process until combined, about 10 seconds.
  • With the processor running, slowly drizzle in 1/2 cup of the olive oil, stopping to scrape down sides as necessary, until mixture is smooth and emulsified, 20 to 30 seconds. Transfer the dressing to a medium bowl.
  • Whisking constantly, slowly drizzle the remaining 1/4 cup of the olive oil and 3 tablespoons warm water into the dressing. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoons pepper. Set aside.
  • On the parchment-lined baking sheet, make 12 (1 Tablespoon-size) piles of the remaining Parmesan cheese, spacing them 2 inches apart. Bake until the cheese crisps are nicely bubbly and the edges are golden but not browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Let them cool for 3 minutes, then slide them onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To serve, combine the kale and mint in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss to coat and let sit for 3 minutes. Break the Parmesan crisps into smaller pieces, sprinkle them over the salad, and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Keto Kale Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisps
Amount per Serving
Calories
377
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
35
g
54
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Cholesterol
 
44
mg
15
%
Sodium
 
448
mg
19
%
Potassium
 
267
mg
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
7
g
2
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
12
g
24
%
Vitamin A
 
4115
IU
82
%
Vitamin C
 
55
mg
67
%
Calcium
 
366
mg
37
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Dinners + Mains, Light Meal
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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