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Richard Blais' Kale Caesar Salad With Tofu Dressing

Tofu Is the Secret Ingredient in This Kid-Friendly Dinner Salad

The "Top Chef All-Stars" winner prepares kid-friendly dishes with a secret healthy ingredient.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

"Top Chef" star Richard Blais upgrades your average back-to-school dinner recipe. Blais has created this kid-friendly Caesar salad, sneaking in tofu in the dressing, to make more health-conscious.


  • 10 ounce Silken tofu
  • 1 lemon, zest
  • 1 lemon, lemon juice
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Worstershire sauce
  • 3 teaspoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon Anchovy, smashed
  • 3 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup croutons
  • 1 large bag of baby kale
  • Salt & black pepper to taste, but be liberal with the pepper
  • Cooking Directions

    To make the dressing, puree the tofu in a blender until smooth and thick.

    Add half of the lemon zest, two thirds of the Parmesan cheese and the remaining ingredients -- except the kale and


    Toss the kale with the blended dressing and top with the remaining cheese, croutons and lemon zest.

    NOTE: You can omit anchovy and use vegan Worshtershire sauce for a vegan option. Add a touch of water if the tofu is too thick. Drain the dressing for a bit if too loose.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: baby kale, tofu, olive oil, parmesan cheese, anchovy

    Course: Side Dish, Lunch, Dinner

    More Info: Kids Friendly

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