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Kale, Bean & Parmesan Salad with Toasted Croutons
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Who would have thought that a salad made with Kale could be so delicious? This Kale, Bean & Parmesan Salad is one of our family’s newest favorites! The combination of healthy greens, a little bread, some beans for protein and a tangy dressing, come together to make the best salad ever! 
Course: Main Course, Salad
Keyword: kale, kale parmesan, salad
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Jan
Ingredients: Dressing
  • 1/3 cup  olive oil
  • 1/4 cup  red wine vinegar
  • Juice of one lemon
  • small shallot minced
  • Juice of one orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
Ingredients: Salad
  • 5-6 cups cups fresh kale (ORGANIC) very finely chopped
  • 6–8 slices French bread or baguette
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup  grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 can kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions: Dressing
  1. Place all the dressing ingredients in a glass jar. Apply the lid and shake to mix well.
Instructions: Salad
  1. Toasted Croutons
  2. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  3. Place the bread on a cookie sheet pan and bake for 7-10 minutes. Flip the pieces over and continue to bake for another 5 minutes until the bread is crusty and dry.
  4. Remove from oven and allow the bread to cool.
  5. Break the bread into pieces and place in a food processor. If you don’t have a food processor, just cut the bread in very small pieces.
  6. Pulse until crumbs form.
  7. Pour the butter over the bread and toss with a little salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Spread the bread crumbs back on the cookie sheet and bake for another 5-10 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
Putting it all together:
  1. Toss the kale, breadcrumbs, beans, Parmesan, and dressing together. Serve immediately.