I just love this salad! And I actually really like salads in general, but because of my way-less-fiber-diet-to-keep-the-stomach-happy, most salads are difficult for me, but a Caesar sallad is in a way a non salad. I know it has lettuce in it, but that is the only green, the rest is just nice proteins to make it taste nice, and that is the best kind of salad to me. One that fills you up, makes it feel lighter than a carb-heavy meal but still tastes absolutely delicious. Chicken, bacon, parmesan, croûtons and dressing – what’s not to like?!
For us it was nice with a break from the heavy food we tend to eat during the cold months. I really have to remember to eat more soups in the winter and more salads in the summer, because as much as I like my meat, fish and potatoes, I really do like soups and salads. Especially this one.
The reason for making a quick dressing was just that I was out of eggs, and if you have the bacon and chicken ready since the day before, this is a quick meal to whip up. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. In fact, this very minute I am really looking forward to having the leftovers for lunch. 🙂
Caesar sallad eith quick dressing, serves 2-3
2 romaine lettuce heads
3 fried chicken thighs (prefferably fried in the oven)
5-6 slices crispy bacon
3 slices stale bread
1 clove garlic
100 ml creme fraiche
100 ml mayonnaise
2 anchovies in oil, finely chopped
2 tsp dijon mustard
1 pressed garlic clove
1-2 tbsp finely grated parmesan
a tiny pinch of salt
Mix the ingredients for the dressing and leave it while preparing the salad. Trim the edges off the bread and cut into large cubes. Heat up olive oil on medium-low heat and add the pressed garlic, throw in the bread and fry them until golden all around. Add more oil if needed and take care not to burn the garlic. Rinse the lettuce and tear into pieces. Put on plates. Take away the bones and skin from the chicken and distribute it on top of the lettuce. Tear the bacon in pices and scatter on top, add croûtons and slices of parmesan. Drizzle the dressing on top. Alternatively, dress the lettuce before putting onto the plates and place everything else on top. Finish off with some black pepper.