Avocado Kale Caesar

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30 g
Total Fat
11 g
Total Carbs
2 g
390 mg
 Avocado Kale Caesar

Kale Caesar is quickly becoming a classic and here we have a unique twist that adds Fresh California Avocado to both the dressing and the salad. This creates a creaminess that really sticks to the kale leaves, delivering the full flavor of Caesar Salad in every satisfying bite.


Serves: 4
    Avocado Caesar Dressing Ingredients
  ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded and peeled
Tbsp.  olive oil
Tbsp.  lemon juice
  cloves garlic
Tbsp.  capers with brine
tsp.  Dijon mustard
1/2  tsp.  salt
  Water, as needed, for texture
    Kale Salad Ingredients
cups  curly kale, remove ribs, and torn or shredded into small pieces
cup  shredded carrots, packed
cup  cherry tomatoes, sliced
1/2    ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and diced
cup  sorghum, (optional)

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


Avocado Caesar Dressing

  1. Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Add water or more lemon juice to reach desired texture.

Kale Salad

  1. Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss with dressing.
  2. Let sit for 2-3 hours in the refrigerator for the flavors to marinate, if possible. Serve cold or room temperature.

Serving Suggestion: Top with your favorite protein for a main meal salad.

Beverage Pairing: Serve with iced tea or sparkling water with lemon wedge.

Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Calories 310
Total Fat 30 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 21 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5 g
Total Carbs 11 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugar 2 g
Protein 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 390 mg
Potassium 507 mg

Vitamin A 315 mcg; Vitamin C 30 mg; Calcium 47 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 87 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.27 g


% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 35%; Vitamin C 35%; Calcium 4%; Iron 6%; Vitamin D 0 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Matt Ruscigno, MPH, RD

Recipe created by Matt Ruscigno, MPH, RD for California Avocado Commission

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