Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Caesar Salad w/ Chicken, Avocado & Walnuts


It's been tough after the holidays to get back into a cooking routine.

Here is my attempt to prepare something green and healthy.

I used leftover roasted chicken and made my delicious Caesar dressing to pair with avocados and Romaine lettuce.

The results were a fantastic salad that I will put into my regular rotation.


Caesar Salad w/ Chicken, Avocado & Walnuts: (serves 4)

2 heads of romaine lettuce, stems cut
2 cups of roasted or poached chicken breast, sliced
1/2 cup of toasted walnuts
2 ripe avocados, sliced
Parmigiano Reggiano curls

Dressing:

6 whole anchovies, rinsed and chopped fine
2 small garlic cloves, grated on a microplane (zester)
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp Hellmann's mayonnaise
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 - 1/3 cup of olive oil
sea salt & black pepper

Whisk dressing with fork and taste to adjust seasonings. It will be nice and thick, more like a sauce.

I like to leave my lettuce leaves whole for a nice effect.
Plate the leaves standing up and decorate w/ the cold chicken, and avocado slices.

Drizzle the dressing over the salad and season w/ sea salt & pepper.
Garnish with the toasted walnuts and Parmesan curls.

Serve w/ knife and fork so you can cut up the lettuce and mix everything together.


Delicious!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the perfect Caesar salad dressing. Why the heck can't I once and for all REMEMBER how to spell CAESAR. I have a very specific condition, related to dyslexia, that renders me almost incapable of spelling many words. I just had to check, and recheck, and recheck again, this spelling. My boys have inherited this deficit from me thank god for spell check. Anyway, salad looks wonderful. The addition of avocado is always welcome, as well as toasted nuts. When Romaine lettuce is good, it's GOOD - and it looks like you got a perfectly crisp, mineral-y delicious heart here. FYI - my neighbor made a great holiday salad using a truffle infused goat cheese he got at Whole Foods - worth looking for, it was delicious.

I LOVE cheese said...

I have been making your CAESAR dressing for years, and we LOVE it.
It's our go to.
I like this one with avocado......will try!

Caltherine said...

Hi how long would the dressing keep for?

Patsy said...

Glad to hear I'm not the only one who thinks avocado is the perfect fit for Caesar salad. Love it!