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4.85 from 13 votes

Kale & Salmon Caesar Salad

Kale & Salmon Caesar Salad is a fast, filling, and delicious way to use budget friendly canned salmon. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Total Cost: $8.90 recipe / $2.23 serving
Servings: 4
Author: Beth M

Ingredients

  • 8 oz bowtie pasta $0.75
  • 6 oz chopped kale* $1.50
  • 14 oz can wild caught salmon $3.99
  • 2 large hard boiled eggs (optional) $0.54
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan $0.96
  • 1/2 cup (or to taste) creamy Caesar dressing $1.16

Instructions

  • Cook the bowtie pasta according to the package directions, then drain in a colander.
  • Meanwhile, roughly chop the kale into small pieces, removing any large pieces of stem. Place the chopped kale in a bowl. Once the pasta is drained, add it to the kale and stir to let the residual heat slightly wilt the kale.
  • Drain the canned salmon and remove the skin and bones (if included), breaking the meat into bite-sized chunks as you go. Peel and dice the hard boiled eggs.
  • Add the salmon chunks, diced hard boiled eggs, and shredded Parmesan to the kale and pasta. Drizzle with Caesar dressing, then toss to coat everything in the dressing. Divide into four portions for meal-sized salads, or six smaller side-salad servings.

Notes

*I used pre-washed and chopped kale that came in a bag, then chopped it further into smaller pieces.