Caesar salad with croutons


  • The recipe for a traditional "Caesar"
  • The recipe for a hearty "Caesar" for a big company
  • Recipe salad "Caesar salad with spicy sauce"
  • Recipe custom "Caesar"
  • Quick "Caesar" as a main dish for dinner

Christmas holidays are approaching, and every woman reflects on the way in which it will be a festive table. The traditional "Olivier", "Herring under a fur coat" and a salad of crab sticks with corn already rather tired. I would like to make a variety of festive menu. As one of the options we offer you cook no less popular and beloved Russians Caesar salad.

The main charm of this salad is that he prepares very simple, does not require a lot of ingredients, but the taste is very original and enjoyable.

Its name was due to the salad Caesar Cardini Italian chefs, who in the early 20th century, owned a couple of restaurants in the US city of Tijuana. The exact date of the birth of a new salad called the July 4, 1924. On this day, Americans celebrated Independence Day and before the close of the restaurant came a group of young musicians who are very hungry. Young chef Caesar could not refuse visitors and decided to make a meal just from the remnants of the products that were in the kitchen.

Thus was born a new dish, which consisted of lettuce, eggs, Parmesan cheese, garlic croutons, olive oil and Worcestershire sauce unusual. Contrary to popular belief, Caesar did not add to his invention anchovies, they have appeared in the dish later. The resulting masterpiece liked guests, and they went away happy. Later lettuce became so popular that in 1953 he was awarded the prize "the best recipe that appeared in America in the last 50 years."

Nowadays there are so many recipes for Caesar salad: smoked salmon, salmon, shrimp, turkey. We offer you the most familiar version of the salad, which can be prepared both in classical and in a nontraditional performance - "Caesar" with chicken and croutons.

 Caesar salad recipe
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The recipe for a traditional "Caesar"

For the preparation we need 4-5 servings of half loaf, 300-350 g chicken, 1 large package of salad, 50-70 grams of parmesan cheese, garlic clove, olive oil for frying. For the filling: 2 boiled egg yolks, 2 teaspoons hot mustard, garlic clove, a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice, a teaspoon of vinegar (6%), 100 ml of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.

Start cooking with refueling. Triturated yolks with mustard, add the vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil. Good mix, salt and pepper to taste. Prepare salad: In a small bowl of finely cut or extruded through a press garlic, add 5 tablespoons olive oil, mix well and pour into the pan.

Baton cut into small pieces and fry in butter with garlic toast to the color. Chicken fillet cut into pieces of about 2x2 cm and fry in olive oil until tender. During cooking fillets with salt and pepper. At the bottom of the dish Put the lettuce leaves, torn hands, they put the chicken and pour sauce on top rub on a small grater Parmesan. Crackers is desirable to pour just before eating, otherwise they lose meal melted and crisp flavor.
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The recipe for a hearty "Caesar" for a big company

This recipe is useful if you going to a big company. The output is approximately 6-7 servings of calorie salad that will satisfy all guests.

Ingredients: 10 quail eggs, 4 pieces of white bread, 300 grams of chicken, cherry tomatoes - 10, 1 bunch of lettuce, 100 g of cheese, vegetable oil for frying, salt and pepper to taste. For the sauce: a glass of mayonnaise, a teaspoon of turmeric, garlic clove, a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice, a couple of tablespoons of mustard (amount can be adjusted depending on the desired sharpness of the sauce).

Prepare the sauce: mix thoroughly mayonnaise, turmeric, lemon juice, crushed through a press garlic and mustard. Prepare salad: chicken cut into small cubes, fry in vegetable oil. White bread cut into small pieces, fry until golden brown. Quail eggs boil, clean and cut in half.

Cherry tomatoes cut in half. Mix in a large bowl fillets, halved cherry tomatoes and eggs. We spread the resulting mass on torn lettuce. Top rub the cheese and pour sauce. Crackers add before serving.

 Delicious Caesar salad with croutons
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Recipe salad "Caesar salad with spicy sauce"

This recipe is different from the previous ones, suggesting an original sauce for salads, and chicken meat should be smoked. Gourmets will appreciate the unique flavor, which will give the dish sauce with anchovies. The components are designed for 5-6 large servings.
To prepare the salad ready to take 2 smoked chicken breasts weighing about 400-500 g (if you did not find a chicken breast or a whole chicken in the shop fit and grilled chicken, 100 g of hard cheese, whole leaves of lettuce, 100 g cooked peeled shrimp, bell pepper medium size, 4-5 slices of white bread, garlic clove. For the sauce use a clove of garlic, 1 egg, 200 ml of olive oil, a teaspoon of mustard, anchovy fillets 6, the juice of half a lemon.

Prepare the sauce: mix in a blender egg, garlic, lemon juice, mustard and anchovies. Carefully add during mixing olive oil. Continue whisking about another minute. The sauce is ready! To rub salad with garlic bread, then cut it into strips and bake in the oven at 180 degrees until golden brown. Cut thin strips of chicken breast, bell pepper, add the shrimp and grated cheese. Mix salad with dressing and lay in a deep dish on the whole leaves of lettuce.
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Recipe custom "Caesar"

This recipe is good for when guests are on the threshold, and to treat them nothing. The ingredients are usually always have in the fridge a good housewife. The recipe is simple and takes only a few minutes. Of the proposed amount of products obtained approximately 4-5 servings.

The composition of the salad: 100 g of any hard cheese, 300 grams of chicken, 200 g of Chinese cabbage, 40-50 grams of pine nuts, wheat (store) crunches. Filling: 50 g of mayonnaise, 50 g sour cream, lemon juice to taste, fresh (can be dried) herbs to taste: parsley, dill, cilantro, a couple cloves of garlic.

Preparation: The entire breast broil until cooked and cut into cubes. While breast fried, cut into cubes the cheese, coarsely chopped bok choy or tear (avoid solid parts). In a salad bowl cheese spread, Chinese cabbage and chicken, add the pine nuts. Thoroughly mix the mayonnaise, sour cream and fresh herbs, add the garlic sagging. Greenery is desirable to use as much as possible, whatever the sauce has turned green. The resulting sauce dressed with lettuce, sprinkle with croutons.

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Quick "Caesar" as a main dish for dinner

We came home from work tired and hungry? Children need food, the husband waiting for a delicious dinner, and strength and desire to cook for a long time there? Then we offer you the most simplified version of cooking Caesar salad with chicken and croutons, for which you only need to fry chicken and chop peppers.

Ingredients (4 servings): ready sauce to prepare Caesar salad (eg Calve), ready-made salad dressing "Caesar" (eg company Kotanyi), 3 chicken, cherry tomatoes - 20 pcs., Pepper, herbs - salad or Chinese cabbage, oil for frying.

So, put on a frying pan the pieces of chicken, cut into thin rectangles. Fry until cooked about 5-7 minutes on each side. During this time, tear lettuce into a bowl or Chinese cabbage, cherry tomatoes, chopped bell pepper strips and pour the finished dressing, as well as squeezing the prepared sauce. All mix thoroughly and spread in a la carte dish. Top of the mix put fried chicken. In this case, the dish can be considered and as a salad, and the second with greens and fresh vegetables for garnish.

We will offer you several options for preparing the popular Caesar salad with chicken and croutons. Each of the proposed recipes simple to perform and does not require a search of complex ingredients.   "Caesar" - a universal dish, its components can be replaced and complement to your liking. For example, you can replace pine nuts walnuts, cherry tomatoes - just tomatoes and quail eggs - chicken. Fans can add raspberries or plums and gourmets - capers and arugula salad instead of the usual.

Undoubtedly, the great merit of this dish in the fact that he did not "heavy" for the digestive tract, even though that is not inferior to the traditional "Olivier" nutritionally. Do not forget that the long New Year's holidays, feast and fun are organized every day, and the figure continues to require a balanced diet. Suggested recipes (except make "Caesar" with the addition of mayonnaise) are not high in calories and, if necessary, can be adapted to many diet and system of proper nutrition. We wish you bon appetit and happy holidays!

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