Now that the warm weather is here it is time for some more salads to make us feel and look lively.
This is a lighter take on the Caesar salad. And I dedicate it to the DONs in St Andrews. There are not many but they all make me smile and I thank them for being the great people that they are. If you have no idea what I am talking about do not worry. Just enjoy the salad!
DON Caesar Salad (serves 4 DONs)
For the salad dressing:
- Parmesan- just a bit- finely grated
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustrad
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 chopped anchovy fillets
- juice of 1/2 lemon
For the salad
- Ciabatta bread
- 540 g chicken breasts or fillets
- 1 head romaine lettuce, washed
- olive oil
- salt& pepper
You should start by making the croutons. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut the ciabatta into slices, place the slices on the tray and sprinkle with olive oil, oregano and pepper. Place it in the oven until it is crispy, like bruschettas, about 20 min.
Place a wok on medium heat. Cut the chicken into cubes. Add a bit of olive oil in the wok, just before you add the chicken cubes. Sprinke with salt.
The most important part of any salad is the dressing. This is what makes the difference. So take the bowl in which you are going to make the salad. Place all the ingredients for the dressing into the bowl and mix until you obtain a homogenous paste.
I think it is tastier and more fun if you break the salad leaves by hand instead of cutting them. Just tear the leaves into bite size pieces and place them in the bowl with the dressing. Mix well until the leaves are covered up in the dressing.