Caesar Salad - Recipe from The Diabetes Clinic
A lovely easy salad to put together for the family. Add in what you have on hand in the way of vegetables. We are using almonds for crunch instead of the traditional bread croutons to avoid the carbs. The dressing is fast to make with a stick blender and will keep for up to two weeks in the fridge.
1 cos lettuce washed and sliced
¼ small red cabbage finely sliced
2 chicken skinless and boneless chicken breasts
4 eggs boiled and peeled
1-2 radishes thinly sliced
50 grams sliced almonds
1 egg at room temperature
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
3 anchovy fillets
3 cloves garlic crushed
½ c olive or avocado oil
50g finely grated parmesan cheese
Place the lettuce, shredded cabbage, radishes, and cherry tomatoes onto a platter. Place the chicken breasts between two slices of plastic wrap and flatten with a mallet or rolling pin to an even thickness about 2cm thick. Season with salt and pepper. Heat a small frying pan with a tablespoon of olive oil and cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through. Set aside to cool then slice.
Toast the almonds in a dry pan until golden brown. Cool.
For the dressing place the egg, lemon juice, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, anchovies and garlic into a jug. Using a stick blender, blend until smooth.
Slowly drizzle the oil into the jug in a steady stream while blending. Mix through the parmesan cheese. Season with freshly ground black pepper. You probably won’t need any salt due to the salty anchovies and parmesan.
Pour half of the dressing over the salad leaves when ready to serve and mix through until evenly coated. Arrange the chicken, eggs, and almonds over the top. Drizzle a little more dressing over the salad. Shave the parmesan with a potato peeler and sprinkle over the top.
Any remaining dressing can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Recipe kindly provided by Julie Buckley (Nutritional Coach/Chef, Diabetes Clinic)
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