Kale Caesar Salad

I’m a huge fan of Trader Joe’s, mainly because they offer so many prechopped, precooked options to make your cooking or salad combining that much easier. We spent last weekend in Lake Tahoe and the last thing I wanted to do when I got home was go to the grocery store and meal prep for a few hours. Instead I opted for some “just chicken” strips and the remaining Caesar salad ingredients and had some delicious salads for tomorrow’s lunch ready in less than 10 minutes.  Kale always seems like a scary salad base, but if you have the time to let the kale marinate in your dressing of choice, you’ll find yourself reaching for kale instead of the spinach or spring greens blend.

2 cups kale
1/2 cup chicken breast, cooked and sliced
2 Tbsp red onion
2 Tbsp Caesar dressing
1/4 cup garbanzo beans
2 Parmesan crisps, whole or crumbled
Parmesan cheese, shredded to top

Combine kale, chicken, onion, garbanzo beans and dressing in a bowl. Toss throughly to ensure that dressing is evenly distributed. Refrigerate overnight to marinate and soften kale. Top with Parmesan crisps and shredded Parmesan to serve.

Serves 1 // 350 calories


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