Video: Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Bacon and White AnchoviesHilary Deutsch
September 03, 2015
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Here at the Beard House, we're huge fans of the beloved restaurant workhorse, the Caesar salad. Yet more often than not, we find ourselves faced with a wan version of the flavor powerhouse that pales in comparison to our cravings. This twist on the celebrated classic more than satisfies our Caesar hankerings, swapping romaine for hearty, nutrient-packed kale that's joined by crispy bacon and garlic panko crumbs. More substantial than the original, this recipe reads more like an ode to Caesar himself with a double dose of garlic (added directly into the dressing as well as toasted with the panko crumbs), nutty Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and a spicy punch of hot sauce. Watch the step-by-step recipe video below, as senior editor Elena North-Kelly demonstrates how to make a salad that's not exactly for the faint of heart.
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Hilary Deutsch is editorial assistant at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Instagram.