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Here's how to make caesar salad: the world famous salad! And the perfect recipe for a super light and healthy lunch salad...

How To Make Caesar Salad

Here's how to make caesar salad: the world's most famous salad!

Course Lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories per serving 619 kcal

Ingredients

  • 10,5 oz fresh chicken breasts (350 g)
  • 1 lb romaine lettuce (450 g)
  • 1 thick slice bread or toast diced
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 canned anchovy fillets in oil or 1 tsp anchovy paste
  • ½ tsp worcester sauce
  • ½ tsp strong mustard
  • 
a handful parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 small garlic clove sliced or mashed finely
  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Put the diced bread on a baking tray and let them dry at room temperature for a few hours to make them extra crisp. Add the butter and some olive oil to a medium non-stick pan until melted. Then add the dry croutons. Gently fry them over medium heat until golden.

    Here's how to make caesar salad: the world famous salad! And the perfect recipe for a super light and healthy lunch salad...
  2. Stir regularly to keep them from burning. Add a pinch of salt right in the end. Then transfer the croutons to a plate and let them cool down fully at room temperature. Don’t put them in the fridge or they will loose their crunch. Clean the pan. Then add the fresh thyme and some olive oil.

    Here's how to make caesar salad: the world famous salad! And the perfect recipe for a super light and healthy lunch salad...
  3. Gently fry the thyme over medium heat for 2 minutes until fragrant and then add the chicken. Season with pepper and salt. Sear the chicken nicely on both sides for about 8 minutes until golden brown. Then turn the heat low. Cover the pan and cook the chicken breast for 10 more minutes until cooked through. Turn the chicken regularly. Once done, remove the pan from the heat and let the chicken cool down until needed later.

    Here's how to make caesar salad: the world famous salad! And the perfect recipe for a super light and healthy lunch salad...
  4. In a blender combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, anchovy fillets (or anchovy paste) and garlic.

    Here's how to make caesar salad: the world famous salad! And the perfect recipe for a super light and healthy lunch salad...
  5. Blend the ingredients for 10 seconds. Then also add the mustard, worcester sauce, half of the grated cheese and a tablespoon of olive oil. Season generously with pepper.

    Here's how to make caesar salad: the world famous salad! And the perfect recipe for a super light and healthy lunch salad...
  6. Blend all the ingredients for another 15 seconds until you end up with a runny dressing. Check the seasoning of the caesar dressing and add extra lemon juice, mustard, anchovy, pepper or salt to taste. Put the caesar salad dressing in the fridge until later on. Slice the cooled cooked chicken up. Tear the romaine lettuce apart or chop it up roughly. Then add it to a large bowl. Sprinkle with the caesar dressing.

    Here's how to make caesar salad: the world famous salad! And the perfect recipe for a super light and healthy lunch salad...
  7. Stir the lettuce and dressing well. Divide the creamy lettuce over deep plates. Top with the sliced chicken, crunchy croutons and the reamining parmesan cheese. Serve cold.

    Here's how to make caesar salad: the world famous salad! And the perfect recipe for a super light and healthy lunch salad...