If u dont like heavy food and you are fan of more healthy food something that is good but not too filling and makes for nice light meal then I think Ceasar salad may be one of your things ..
It is pretty easy to make and really tasty and you can make it look fancy like food from high class restaurant 🙂
Another great thing is that you dont need that many ingredients to make this salad which is good for times when you dont have much home but you are still hungry and you want something quick 🙂
What you need?
Salad – like gem salad the amount depends on how much you eat or for how many people you make this 🙂
chicken breast – I used two for four people
mustard – Dijon type
freshly ground pepper
zest from lemon – optional and only little bit for the smell
juice from one lemon
and balsamico – 1tsp
and baguette – to make those little fried cubes 😀
and garlic (2pcs)
2 pcs of anchovies
2pcs of egg yolks
First I would advice u if u take the salad out of the fridge put it in cold really cold water I would say ice cold to keep it crunchy and really tasty ..
Now lets cut the baguette into cubes then put those into oven and bake without any oil when they are baked put them on pan with a bit of oil and garlic, which you just pressed and cut a bit to get the most out of it, and quickly fry till they r golden 🙂 it´s true that mine didn´t have the shape of cube … well they had this weird shape some cubes some not 😀 but who cares if they are good 😀 they should be crunchy nad crispy golden brown and taste like garlic and have same garlicy smell..
now another thing to make the salad fancy is bacon… fry it till the fat turns white and the bacon is crunchy and crisp when it is put it on tissue paper to get rid of the oils and fats
Now the chicken meat… take the chicken breasts and clean them from anything you dont like cut them into strips and season with olive oil nad salt and freshly ground pepper and fry them quickly on pan and put aside to cool a bit because when hot they would cause the salad to kind of spoil and loose its cruchyness..
Now make the dressing by mixing mustard, oil, lemon juice, egg yolks and pepper all together till it is smooth.. I used food processor to make sure thhey all come together into smooth tasty mixture 🙂
Now the salad you can cut it but i like more tearing it into pieces that arent all the same size , then mix in the chicken and croutns and pour over the dressing and gently carefully mix together .. Then I crushed in (yes crushed in hand) few peices of bacon and mixed again..
When a put it on plate i put pieces of parmazan and bacon over it and used few drops of olive oil and tadah u have nice food 🙂
I dont know but i think this wouldnt offend real Caesar the Roman Emperor because even if easy it is delicious food with los of taste and can be made in fancy style 🙂