Prep time: 15 minutes
Wholesome & Hearty – Chicken Caesar Salad
Tasty Caesar Salad from A Cut Above Butcher and Corio Fruit & Veg!
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
- 1/2 Baguette – or any bread of choice
- 10 Crumbed Chicken Tenders – you can use plain if you wish
- 200g Bacon
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Baby Cos Lettuce
- 1 Avocado
- 1/2 cup Parmesan
- 2/3 cups Greek Yogurt
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 2 tablespoons Black Olives – or 2 Anchovy Fillets
- Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
- 3 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
- Salt and Pepper
- Preheat your oven to 180c on grill. Cut your bread into slices and place on an oven tray with a drizzle of olive oil. Bake in the oven on the middle shelf until crispy.
- Fill a small pot with cold water and place in your eggs. Bring to boil and cook for 8 minutes. This will give you a hard yolk. Cook for less time depending on how you like your eggs.
- Roughly diced up your bacon and place in a non-stick fry pan with no Fry off until as crispy as you like it. Set aside.
- Cook your chicken in a frying pan over low to medium heat with a small amount of olive oil for 3 – 4 minutes either side or until golden brown. Once cooled, slice into bite size pieces and set aside.
Now it’s time to make the dressing
- Finely dice your olives (or anchovies).
- Combine yogurt, oil, garlic, olives, lemon juice and parmesan. Mix well until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste, mix again. Don’t forget to taste test!
- Check on bread in the oven.
Assemble Your Salad
- Cut and wash your lettuce. Slice up your avocado.
- Combine lettuce, chicken, bacon, avocado, parmesan, eggs (halved), bread slices and pour over the dressing.
- Mix well to combine and serve!
Tips and Tricks
- Bacon – Don’t use any oil when cooking your bacon. Bacon may seem like a ‘unhealthy’ ingredient, but it still contains protein, vitamins B6 and B12. Is eating a lot of bacon everyday good for you? No. The key is moderation! You can eat any food you like, as long as it’s in moderation and you are eating a balanced diet.
- Parmesan – If you can try purchasing whole Parmesan and shredding it yourself it is better for you. Pre shredded cheese contains an ‘anti clumping agent’ that is an extra ingredient you just don’t need in your diet. However, this is optional, if you can’t access this pre shredded is still fine to use.
- Dressing – Making your own dressing is always a massive plus! You know exactly how much of each ingredient is going into it, so not only can you control the amount of salt and sugar, you can control the amount of the things you do/ don’t like. Example, I’m not a big fan of fish so I didn’t use any in the dressing even though it traditionally contains it.