Kid to Know Award-Winning Kale Recipe


Here’s the winning recipe that got 12-year-old Hanna Conte of Southwest Portland a ticket to the White House to visit with First Lady Michelle Obama. Make it and you’ll see why.

Award-Winning All-Kale Caesar! Salad


Makes 4 Servings


  • 4 slices whole-wheat bread, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • ¼ cup olive oil, plus 3 tablespoons
  • ½ teaspoon salt, truffle flavor or regular
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces salmon fillets
  • 1 head kale (about 5 cups), stems removed, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Juice of ½ fresh lemon
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped black olives


  1. Preheat the oven to 275°F.  In a large bowl, combine bread cubes with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden and dry.
  2. Meanwhile, season the salmon with salt and pepper. In a nonstick skillet, warm 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat, add the salmon skin-side down and cook for 5 minutes, turn over and cook 2 minutes more, or until salmon is firm. Remove skin.
  3. In a large salad bowl, add the kale. Place the whole uncracked egg into a cup with hot water and let sit for 5 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ¼ cup olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Crack the egg into the dressing and whisk until combined. Add the dressing to the kale and massage in so that the kale is well coated. Flake the salmon and add to the kale along with Parmesan, olives, and croutons. Toss well to combine.

462 calories 34g fat 21g carbohydrates 20g protein

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