We’ve been having lots of warm days for a while and in such weather, people don’t eat as much, therefore salads are quite popular during this season. They can fill you up just like any other food, you can find a great variety of them and finally, you can prepare them quickly.
Caesar salad is one such salad and I often make it at home not only during the summer period but throughout the whole year.
Caesar salad consists mainly of green lettuce, Parmesan cheese, garlic, eggs and a sauce based on olive oil and lemon. The original version does not contain anchovies, I added it myself.
Ingredients for Caesar salad.
- 300 g of chicken breast fillets
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 2 baby gem lettuces
- 75 g of anchovy in oil
- 4 tablespoons of Parmesan
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves
- 7 slices of baguette
- a pinch of black pepper
- a pinch of salt
How to make Caesar salad.
Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon of salt over the chicken breasts. Grill them – you can do it in a grill pan, in the oven or over a grill. After finishing the chicken, let it cool down then cut the breasts into slices.
Cook the eggs half-hard. It should take around 5 minutes.Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil, lemon juice, anchovy, a pinch of pepper and salt into the cup. Mix them.
Press the garlic and mix it with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Gently brush both sides of the baguette slices with it. Bake the baguette in the oven or in a pan until crispy.
Cut the lettuce into large strips. Put them in a bowl or on a plate – whichever you will serve your salad in. Place half the eggs, chicken slices, grilled baguette and Parmesan slices on top of the lettuce. Pour the sauce on the salad.
Good to know when making Caesar salad.
Do not grill the chicken for too long, because the meat will be dry. During the grilling, you can check them by poking them with a fork. It is best to slightly open the meat at its thickest point. If it is not pink anymore, it means that the chicken is ready.
After removing the meat, it can be wrapped with aluminium foil and let it cool down. In such a way, the chicken will keep all its juices, nothing will evaporate.
I did not rub the cheese on a grater, I rather cut it into slices.
After preparation, the salad must be served immediately. If you leave it in the fridge, the baguette will soak in the sauce and it’ll be soft. You can also keep the baguette on the side and add it only when you serve the salad.
Do you like chicken? If yes, try our recipe for Quritto.