Creamy Kale Caesar Salad Recipe

My kids love anything creamy – so much so they’ll even overlook the kale leaves in this dish. Normally they turn their noses up to kale salad, but not when it comes to this Creamy Kale Caesar Salad recipe. Score!

Creamy Kale Caesar Salad on 100 Days of #RealFood
Creamy Kale Caesar Salad on 100 Days of #RealFood

Creamy Kale Caesar Salad

Normally my kids turn their noses up at kale salad but not when it comes to this Creamy Kale Caesar Salad recipe.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
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Servings: 4 people


  • 1 bunch kale any variety
  • 1/3 cup walnuts lightly toasted and roughly chopped (Pine nuts are a great alternative but only use 1/4 cup.)
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste


  • Remove and discard large stems from the kale and shred the remaining leaves. Toss in a large bowl with the toasted walnuts and set aside.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together the sour cream, cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pour it over the kale mixture and toss to coat. Serve immediately.


We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Kale Caesar Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 265mg12%
Potassium 223mg6%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 3390IU68%
Vitamin C 40.7mg49%
Calcium 143mg14%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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17 thoughts on “Creamy Kale Caesar Salad Recipe”

  1. I used to order a “Kale Caesar Salad” from a tiny salad spot on my breaks… It closed down and I miss it. They had fermented red onion and other little amazing details… maybe artichoke too? I can’t remember it all but I’ve been craving it so I’m glad I found this recipe. Simpler, but that just means I’ll be able to make it. Sounds amazing! Thank you.

  2. I really want to try this, but my son has nut allergies. I wonder if I can substitute some sort of seeds?

  3. 5 stars
    I just have to say, every Sunday when I ask my husband what he wants to eat for the next week, he always asks for this! I give this salad 5 stars.

  4. 5 stars
    I made this for lunch today. My husband and I really enjoyed it. The walnuts really make the salad great! Will be making it again!

  5. Thanks for this, Lisa. I have such a hard time getting my kids eat any vegetables other than green beans and peas (better than nothing). I’m a big fan of heavier greens like kale so this will work well.

    1. We hope your kids like it! Green beans and peas are great veggies ;). My son went through a phase of only eating broccoli. They eventually come around.

  6. hi:
    From the picture it looks like you added grated Parmesan cheese and croutons on top. Is that correct? Do you make your own croutons or have you found a good store bought alternative?

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