Healthy Caesar Salad Dressing

So you think you don’t like kale??? I’m willing to bet that you just haven’t had it with the right dressing! Kale can be so delicious if you prepare it right – and the key to making a good salad is always the dressing. 

I know that many people don’t like making their own salad dressings, and will resort to buying pre-made blends… but I urge you to try making your own! It’s super easy, tastes so much better, and is a much healthier choice as well. If you make a bigger batch you can store it in the fridge to use throughout the week to cut down on meal prep.

Tahini is a great addition to any salad dressing – it is a good source of healthy fats, as well as calcium, and many other essential vitamins and minerals.

You might be wondering… why is there mayo in this “healthy” salad dressing? Well, this avocado oil mayo  is made with pure avocado oil instead of genetically modified, industrial seed oils like soy, corn & canola. It is high in Omega 9, the heart healthy (cardio protective) fat that is also found in olives and olive oil. This is nothing like your average Kraft mayo!

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Nutritional yeast is a great source of B vitamins, protein, and zinc. It also helps to enhance digestion, and has antiviral and immune boosting qualities. 

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Best tips for preparing kale that tastes GOOD:

Wash the kale, and pull the thick stems away to compost. Chop into thin pieces and put in a large bowl. For this recipe I used black kale (or dino kale) but you can use any kind you like.

Chopping the kale in smaller pieces makes it easier to eat, and it will hold more dressing. Drizzle the chopped kale with avocado oil or olive oil, and massage with your hands for 1-2  minutes. This helps to take away any bitterness, and softens the kale so that it’s easier to chew!

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Next, add your dressing and toss  the salad so that it is evenly distributed.

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I like to serve my kale caesar with avocado, and top it with nutritional yeast and  more pepper.

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It may not be the traditional caesar salad that you’re used to… but I personally think that this recipe is even better. Please be sure to comment below and share this post if you enjoyed this recipe!

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So you think you don't like kale??? I'm willing to bet that you just haven't had it with the right dressing! Kale can be so delicious if you prepare it right - and the key to making a good salad is always the dressing. Click through for this easy, healthy, and delicious homemade caesar salad dressing, or pin to save for later!
So you think you don’t like kale??? I’m willing to bet that you just haven’t had it with the right dressing! Kale can be so delicious if you prepare it right – and the key to making a good salad is always the dressing. Click through for this easy, healthy, and delicious homemade caesar salad dressing, or pin to save for later!

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My name is Jasmine! Im a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and absolute foodie from the Kawartha Lakes in Ontario Canada. Here on NourishMint Kitchen I share healthy recipes, tips for natural living, holistic health and mindfulness. You can expect to see lots of photos of lake life, delicious food, the outdoors and our black lab Otter here!

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