Italian Kale Caesar Salad

 You'll make more dressing than you need for one batch of salad with this recipe, but that's a good thing—you'll want to keep using it on all your salads all week.

You'll make more dressing than you need for one batch of salad with this recipe, but that's a good thing—you'll want to keep using it on all your salads all week.

This is an example recipe from epicurious.com.

Details:
Yield: 6–8 servings
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed, peeled, and trimmed
  • 3 anchovy fillets, packed in oil, drained
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon colatura (Italian fish sauce; optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated grana padano cheese
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces country bread, crusts removed, bread torn into small pieces
  • Two (5-ounce) containers baby kale

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Pulse egg yolk, garlic, anchovies, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, oregano, colatura (if using), and cayenne in a food processor or blender until smooth. Combine canola oil and 1/2 cup olive oil in a measuring cup with spout. With the motor running, add blended oil in a very thin stream; purée until a creamy emulsion forms. Add cheese and pulse to combine. Season dressing with salt and pepper.

Toss bread with remaining 2 Tbsp. olive oil and spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake, tossing once or twice, until crisp and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely.

Combine kale and croutons in a large bowl. Add 1/2 cup dressing and toss to combine.

Cook's Notes:

Do ahead: Dressing can be made up to 5 days ahead. Refrigerate in an airtight container.