Recipe For Raw Kale Caesar Salad with Almond Crusted Paleo Chicken


This might be the best recipe I’ve ever made…I’m not even joking!

I was inspired by a delicious kale caesar I had at Napoleon’s in Laguna. I kept thinking about how good that salad was and wanted to see if I could recreate my own dairy free ceasar dressing. I’m pretty darn proud of how it came out and I’m so excited to share the recipe with you! I think it is sure to become one of your favorites! I can’t wait to make it again for guests, it’s seriously restaurant quality. So, so good!!

The other thing I like about this recipe is that it’s very versatile. It seems like these days we all have our own unique dietary needs and this recipe is:

  • gluten free
  • dairy free
  • sugar free
  • paleo
  • it can be made raw vegan by omitting the chicken and using avocado instead
  • it can be made vegetarian by substituting hard boiled eggs or salmon for the chicken
  • the salad base is also great to have on it’s own
  • the dressing can be used as a veggie dip or a spread on sandwiches

That’s a lot of options from one little recipe!! This is a great one for families with picky eaters, just make the base and let everyone pick and choose their own protein choice or veggies.

Seriously be prepared to be blown away. I can’t even describe how amazing this salad is. It is SO worth it to make the recipe and I would even make extras to last all week! The Almond Crusted Chicken is beyond amazing on it’s own (I’ll typically make 4-6 at a time) or added to pretty much anything. It’s one of those dishes that never gets old!

If you’re having a dinner party or have family in town, this is a great recipe to introduce them to your healthy lifestyle since it actually doesn’t taste like it’s good for you! It literally tastes like a fatty caesar salad with fried chicken on top! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

1. Info for Raw Kale Caesar Salad with Almond Crusted Paleo Chicken

  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 527kcal

2. Ingredients for Raw Kale Caesar Salad with Almond Crusted Paleo Chicken

  • 2 large heads of curly kale
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 Tbs lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs mild white miso
  • 1.5 tsps sea salt
  • LOTS & LOTS of fresh cracked pepper, the more the better!
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 drops liquid stevia
  • 2-4 organic, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup almond flour – you could also use coconut flour or leftover almond pulp from making homemade almond milk!!
  • 1 Tbs spices of choice, for this recipe I used organic steak seasoning and herbs de provence to give it a more intense flavor.
  • sea salt & black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten

3. Directions:

  1. For the Almond Crusted Chicken you’ll need to Preheat oven to 425 deg, line a large baking sheet with foil, and set aside.
  2. You will need 2 large bowls. In the first bowl, add your almond meal, salt, pepper, and spices and mix thoroughly.
  3. In a second large bowl, crack 1 egg and beat with a fork or whisk until combined.
  4. Dip each chicken breast into the egg mixture and coat both sides. Then dip the coated chicken into the almond meal mixture, coat both sides and place on a large baking sheet lined with foil.
  5. Bake at 425 for about 20mins or until browned on the outside and cooked through.
  6. For the dressing combine the cashews, pine nuts, lemon juice, miso, sea salt, LOTS & LOTS of fresh cracked pepper, 4 cloves garlic, stevia and water into a blender.
  7. Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. I use a Vitamix. If you don’t have a high speed blender, you could also use a food processor. Adjust salt, pepper, and lemon juice as needed
  8. Pour dressing into your ziplock bag with the kale and shredded carrots.
  9. Seal your ziplock bag and shake vigorously until the dressing and vegetables are well combined.
  10. Pour your Ceasar Salad mixture onto a large plate, place 1 sliced chicken breast on top and serve immediately.

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