Healthy Kale Salad with Homemade Croutons


Want to whip up a healthy lunch in a flash? Find out how to make a light and fresh kale salad – with homemade croutons!


  • 1 large bunch of kale
  • 1/4 loaf of rustic bread
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Lemon Dressing Ingredients

  • 2 small garlic cloves (smashed with garlic press)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly squeezed juice of one large lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

Prep your salad by washing and drying your kale. Then rip into small pieces and place in a large bowl. Set aside.

Cut your 1/4 of a rustic bread into small 1 inches squares (I left the bread out over night so it would be a little bit hard).

Place the bread pieces on a baking pan and coat with a little bit of olive oil, salt and pinch of black pepper. Sprinkle a little bit of Parmesan cheese on top.

Bake for about 5 minutes until slightly brown.

While the croutons are baking, mix together your lemon dressing ingredients.  Whisk it up with a fork.

Remove bread from the oven, and toss together with the kale and some Parmesan cheese.

Drizzle on the dressing and enjoy!

Want to watch Jessie take you through this recipe step by step? Check out the video below:



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