This recipe is gluten free With its ultra-high concentrations of nutrients across the board, Kale has been deemed King for quite some time now in the wellness world. But eating a plain salad over and over can get your taste buds less than excited. This Kale Caesar Salad adds in the magic of Chia Cornbread Croutons for a salad with an unexpected twist. We can’t think of a better companion to a juicy, hearty lasagna! 2 bunches curly kale, stems removed and torn into bite-sized pieces 1 avocado, cubed (optional) Vegan Caesar Dressing: ½ cup cashews, pre-soaked ½ cup water 2 T. olive oil 1 T. tamari 1 T. lemon juice 1 T. stone ground mustard 1-2 cloves garlic 1 T. capers 1 date Add all ingredients to a Vitamix or small high-powered blender, and blend until smooth. Chia Cornbread Croutons: 1 ½ cups cornmeal 2 T. chia seeds, soaked in ¼ cup water for 30 min 1 cup non-dairy milk 2 T. coconut oil, melted 3 T. honey 1 tsp. onion powder 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. sea salt Salad Assembly: Pour dressing over kale, and massage for 2-3 minutes to soften and break down the kale slightly. Add in croutons and cubed avocado and toss thoroughly. Serve and enjoy.