Monday, November 5, 2007

Recipe Roundup: Salads

Recipe Roundup @ Multi-Tasking Moms
Who isn't looking for good salad recipes? I know I'm always scoping out websites and cookbooks looking for fun new ones to try. Whether you're watching the calories, or looking for side salads to compliment your favorite meals, it's great to have some good salad recipes on hand!

We love to eat salads as main dishes at our house, and this Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad recipe is one of our favorites. This recipe is entirely from scratch, but you can substitute any part of it with premade ingredients if you don't want to do the entire salad from scratch. Sometimes, I don't have the energy to make the dressing, so I'll use my favorite brand of store bought Caesar dressing. But, I'll take the time that evening to make the croutons!


Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Grilled Chicken

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 tablespoons lemon pepper
2 tablespoons garlic salt
1 tablespoon onion powder

Sprinkle both sides of each chicken breast with lemon pepper, garlic salt, and onion powder. Grill until juices run clear. Set aside and allow to come to room temperature.

Caesar Salad Dressing

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons anchovy paste
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
6-8 drops Tabasco sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
juice of one lemon
1/2 cup olive oil
4 tablespoons parmesan cheese

Combine first 6 ingredients. Whisk in lemon juice, then olive oil. Add parmesan cheese and thoroughly combine.

Croutons

6 slices Italian bread, cut into large cubes
olive oil
garlic powder

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Add bread cubes, and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic powder. Toss to evenly coat. Bake until golden, approximately 10 minutes.

To assemble salad: Chop one head of romaine lettuce and add to large bowl. When ready to serve, toss with dressing. Add croutons, and additional shredded parmesan cheese. Top with freshly ground pepper and toss until combined.


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8 comments:

Marsha said...

I have a family of non-salad eaters, so I have to get my fill when I'm with my sisters or with my friends.

One of my fav salads includes the following ingredients in amounts that suit your tastes:

Spinach leaves
Feta cheese
Raspberry or balsamic vinaigrette
Craisins
Walnuts

Toss immediately before serving.

Just Mom said...

Wow. This really looks yummy.

I don't have a prepared recipe to post. I'll have to think about this one.

Lori said...

That Chicken Salad sounds yummy.
Marsha's salad sounds delicious too.

Amber said...

Sarah, Sarah, Sarah and Marsh, Marsha, Marsha.....My tummy is GRUMBLING!!!! Those sound delish!

0:) Amber

Heidi Jo said...

homemade croutons are the best. i've always made it a point to make fresh from the oven croutons...a great way to use up dryed out bread!

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

I posted a chicken salad recipe, but you may be wanting just a green salad. Sorry.

http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2007/11/basic-chicken-salad.html

MorningSong said...

Yummy!! I love Caesar salad and so does my son! :)

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