Thursday, June 28, 2012

Chicken Caesar Salad and Dressing

Yum
 It's HOT outside!! I wanted something light, cool and still satisfying to eat for lunch yesterday.  This is my plate before I dove in, demolished it and enjoyed every bite. I pan fried some grilled chicken breast and just threw in the salad fixings I had available at home.  I think I'm going to have to run and get more salad fixings because I can eat this again today for lunch. 

 Ingredients
Salad Fixings:
romaine lettuce chopped
carrots grated or julienne
cucumber sliced (I like English cucumbers)
grilled chicken (recipe below)
grated parmesan cheese
red chilies minced or red bell pepper
caesar dressing (recipe below)

Directions: Add all ingredients together. Enjoy.
Grilled Chicken:
Chicken breast
salt and black pepper
olive oil

Directions: Heat olive oil in frying pan and add seasoned chicken breast.  Pan fry both sides until fully cooked.


Kittencal's Famous Caesar 

Salad Dressing:


  • 2 anchovy fillets (or to taste)
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic (or to taste)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup half and half cream or milk
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (to taste) (optional) 
  • buttermilk or half-and-half, for thinning  
Directions:
First mince/paste the anchovy fillets and garlic together.  This must be the first step or the anchovies and garlic will not become a paste.   Then add all the other dressing ingredients to the food process and blend well. Adjust seasonings to taste.  If you want a thinner dressing add more buttermilk (or milk) as desired. Store in fridge, covered in a glass container for 3 or more hours before using (the flavors become stronger when left in the fridge for a longer time).

 Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/kittencals-famous-caesar-salad-116849#ixzz1z1FhvkpU



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13 comments:

  1. So beautifully plated, Ramona! Perfect dinner salad...I think I could even convince hubby that this was the entree :) YUM!

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  2. These chicken and raw vegetable salads are perfect for our hot weather! Beautiful plate of food and love the dressing! Stay cool my friend.

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  3. This is a gorgeous salad, and the dressing sounds absolutely to die for. I'll have to make that for family.

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  4. Fresh and healthy lunch meal,the dressing sound perfectly yummy !!

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  5. It is HOT!! This salad is perfect! My hubby is a huge fan of caesar salads, I have never made him dressing though. Guess I will have to start :)

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  6. Ramona, your pictures are so stunning! I don't even eat chicken and I want a bite! lol

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  7. Great looking salad! And healthy too!

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  8. Girl, hot is an understatement. I am not complaining, just observing. You have come up with the perfect beat the heat meal.

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  9. Gorgeous!! We love homemade caesar salad! Well done, my friend!

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  10. I could eat a caesar salad for lunch every single day! The dressing sounds absolutely perfect!

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  11. Such a gorgeous salad! Indeed perfect for the warmer months :)

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