The Chicken Caesar is one of America’s most popular salads: grilled chicken and romaine topped with an olive oil dressing and grated Parmesan cheese.
Chicken and cheese are a delightful combination. So here’s a different spin on the classic Caesar: Switch out the Parmesan for another flavorful cheese.
The idea comes from Landana, which makes a delicious Olives & Tomatoes Gouda cheese. The Gouda is flecked with sun-ripened tomatoes and mild olives, Mediterranean flavors that are delicious with chicken.
You can also use blue cheese, pepper jack and flavored Cheddars like those from Cabot Cheese (Chipotle, Garlic Herb, Hand Rubbed Tuscan, Horseradish, Hot Buffalo Wing, Hot Habanero, Smoky Bacon and Tomato Basil, plus Jalapeño Light and Pepper Jack Light).
Preparation time: 20 min minutes
For a change, switch out the Parmesan in a Chicken Caesar Salad. Photo courtesy Landana Cheese.
In addition to changing cheees, this recipe adds grapes and nuts/seeds.
1. GRILL. Cut the chicken breasts into strips and grill in a grill pan.
2. TOAST. Toast the nut mixture briefly (how to toast nuts).
3. MIX. Mix the dressing ingredients.
4. COMBINE. Combine the lettuce, chicken, cheese, grapes and nuts into a serving bowl. Toss with the dressing.
The Caesar Salad was named after the restaurateur who created it. What would you call this salad?
BREAD. This salad is delicious with fresh Italian ciabatta bread and (homemade) tapenade.
WINE. Serve this salad with a refreshing rosé or a crisp white wine.
Here’s the true story about the origin of the Caesar Salad, and the original Caesar Salad recipe.
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