Store bought salad dressings can be full of low quality oils and preservatives. This fresh raw dressing will have your little ones roaring for more!

This salad dressing is creamy and tastes similar to a classic Caesar dressing – but way better! It is packed with fresh ingredients and lots of healthy fats. Not like anything from the shelf in a grocery store.

One main benefit of making and using from dressings – besides the nutrients- is the flavour! The more flavours our palettes get exposed too, the more adventurous we will be with our plates.

If you feel kale is too much for your little one at this time, you can easily swap this recipe with any leafy green- just omit the massaging step and tell them Brachiosaurus’ love it. Kids love to use their imaginations so let them get creative with you when you make it and make the meal an adventure!

Dino (Kale) Caesar Salad

2lg Dinosaur kale bunches- de-stemmed and finely chopped


½ cup Cashews- soaked

¼ cup Filtered Water

2-3 Tbsp+ Olive or Avocado Oil

1-2 cloves Garlic- minced

1-2 Tbsp Lemon juice & zest

1 tsp Dijon mustard

2 ½ tsp Capers

2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast or grated Parmesan Cheese




In a small bowl, soak cashews in water overnight or in hot water for 1-2 hrs. Add enough water to the bowl so there is 1-2” of room on top as the cashews will absorb some of the water. Drain and rinse.

In a food processor or blender, add all the dressing and blend until smooth. adjust the seasoning slightly to your taste.

Wash and de-stem the kale. Dry and layer leaves into bunches. Chop finely. In a bowl, massage kale with olive or avocado oil until lightly “bruised”.

Pour in the prepared dressing and toss until evenly coated. Garnish if desired.

Super Savers:

If you want to make it nut free, use 1 small avocado or 2-3 Tbsp of Tahini instead of cashews. You will need to increase the amount of oil. And it may require a little honey or maple syrup as Tahini has a slight natural bitterness.

Double the dressing and reserve some to use as a dip or add to sauce for another quick meal or snack.

You could blend in some cauliflower and make it a dairy free cream sauce for a soup or pasta dish too.

We’d love to hear what foods work well for your kids? Tell us via our social channels using #OllieClub. We are on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. There’s a special Ollie-prize for the best one!

Like this? Check out our Berry Blast Chia Jam. Also, don’t forget to register for Superpower Food Day happening December 4th and 5th on HOPIN!

Let’s keep making every meal an adventure.

Messy fun! Sheena x