Kale Caesar Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash

This healthy Kale Caesar Salad gets a fall twist with the addition of roasted delicata squash! It’s easy to make and delicious!

Caesar salad is a favourite in our home! It’s my husbands absolute favourite salad and I definitely share in appreciating its creamy, cheesy deliciousness! I mean, who doesn’t love Caesar salad?!

As delicious as it is, Caesar salad also comes loaded with calories and so, when we make it at home, I am always looking for ways to make it healthier! I made this salad healthier a few different ways. I used kale instead of romaine lettuce (not that there is anything wrong with romaine lettuce), created a lightened up dressing, and added roasted squash for added nutrients!

The lightened up dressing does not disappoint. While healthier, it still packs all of the flavour you crave from a Caesar dressing. I make it with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise which helps cut the calories, but still provides creaminess. It taste’s amazing!

How to make Kale Caesar Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash

There are three parts to this salad, each of which is pretty easy. First, roasting the squash, then whipping up the dressing and finally, assembling the salad.

For instructions on how to prepare the squash, see my post for Roasted Delicata Squash.

To make the salad, you will need:

For the Healthy Caesar Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Salad:

Make the dressing by whisking all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined.

Place kale in a bowl and add lemon juice. Gently massage the lemon juice into the kale for a few minutes to soften the leaves.

Chop the kale and add to a bowl. Drizzle with salad dressing and toss to combine. Add the delicata squash and sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese.

I hope you enjoy this delicious salad as much as we do in our home!

-Cathy

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kale caesar salad with delicate squash

Kale Caesar Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash

Herbs and Flour
This healthy Kale Caesar Salad gets a fall twist with the addition of roasted delicata squash! It's easy to make and delicious!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salads
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 164 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Healthy Caesar Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Salad:

  • 4 cups kale
  • 1 delicata squash sliced and roasted
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • parmesan cheese (as much as desired)

Instructions
 

  • Make the dressing by whisking all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined.
  • Place kale in a bowl and add lemon juice. Gently massage the lemon juice into the kale for a few minutes to soften the leaves.
  • Chop the kale and add to a bowl. Drizzle with salad dressing and toss to combine. Add the delicata squash and sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 164kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 9gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 205mgPotassium: 793mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 8298IUVitamin C: 100mgCalcium: 238mgIron: 2mg
Keyword caesar, caesar salad, delicata squash, kale, salad, squash
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