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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4

Kale Cesear Salad and Dempster’s® Croutons

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Kale Caesar Salad and Dempster’s® Croutons is a refreshing take on the classic Caesar. Pancetta, shaved Grana Pandano cheese and baby kale elevate the flavours of this classic dinnertime favourite. Hearty croutons made from Dempster’s® 100% Whole Grains Ancient Grains and Quinoa add a satisfying twist. Serves four.


  • 4 slices Dempster's® 100% Whole Grains Ancient Grains with Quinoa
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 4 thin slices pancetta
  • 1 pkg (150 g) baby kale
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) prepared Caesar dressing
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shaved Grana Pandano cheese
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut slices of bread into 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes.
  3. Toss with olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Arrange on parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  5. Arrange pancetta in single layer on separate parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake croutons and pancetta for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden and crisp.
  7. Let cool completely.
  8. Break pancetta into pieces.
  9. In serving bowl, toss kale with dressing.
  10. Stir in croutons, pancetta and cheese.
  11. Serve with lemon wedges.