All Kale Caesar!

A kale Caesar salad topped with crumbled bacon, Parmesan cheese, avocado, toasted sprouted grain croutons and a yolky poached egg. What’s not to love? Make the dressing and salad ahead of time and you only need 5 minutes to poach the egg!

I got the Caesar dressing from a Skinnytaste cookbook but made modifications to the salad itself to make it my own.

Serves 1 (can double salad components to make more, dressing will make multiple servings))



2 tsp anchovy paste

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

3 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 tbsp cold water


2-3 cups clean and chopped kale (I used Lacinato)

2 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese

1 piece crispy bacon (optional if you prefer this to be a vegetarian salad)

1/4 cup cooked quinoa


1 slice sprouted grain bread

1/2 tsp olive oil

garlic salt

1/4 avocado, sliced

Poached Eggs

1 egg

distilled vinegar


1. Combine dressing ingredients in a food processor (or whisk by hand) until combined.

2. Combine salad ingredients in a medium bowl and toss with 1-2 tbsp of the dressing and let sit.

3. Poach the egg. I follow this process every time and it never fails: bring a medium sauce pan, filled a few inches high with water to a simmer. Crack the egg into a ramikin. Add a capful if distilled vinegar to simmering water and turn off the heat. Using a spoon, swirl to create a tornado like effect in the saucepan and gently slide the egg in. Cover with lid, no peeking for 5 minutes.

4. While the egg poaches, heat a non stick skillet to medium high heat, add 1/2 tsp olive oil and swirl the bread around on both sides, sprinkle with garlic salt on both sides and let toast, 1-2 minutes per side until preferred doneness.

5. When egg is done, use a slotter spoon to remove from water and set on a paper towel to soak up the excess water. Add to salad.

6. Slice avocado- add to salad

7. Cut bread into bite size croutons and add to salad.

Drizzle with additional dressing as needed or save for another time in a sealed container in the fridge!


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