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Chicken caesar salad

Plenty of words have been scribbled extolling the virtues of adding different ingredients to a caesar dressing (Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce? Garlic? Anchovies?). In truth, a little experimentation is key. Our Swiss chef and recipe writer Ralph Schelling opts for mustard, gherkins and caper berries for a sauce with kick, heat and a sumptuous salinity.

  • Ingredients for the sauce:
  • 100g mayonnaise
  • 40g parmesan
  • 1tsp English mustard
  • 1tsp salted caper berries
  • 2 small gherkins
  • 2 tbsps of gherkin juice
  • 50ml single cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • Ingredients for the salad:
  • 2 roasted chicken breasts
  • 2 large lettuce heads, roughly cut
  • Juice and zest of half a lemon
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, crushed
  • 8 slices crispy bacon, crumbled
  • 4 tbsps toasted Panko breadcrumbs or croutons
  • Extra parmesan to serve
  • Method:
  • 1. Mix sauce ingredients in a blender and blitz for a few seconds to form a thick dressing.
  • 2. Cut the chicken breast into 2cm strips. Mix with the salad leaves and the sauce, and flavour with lemon zest and juice.
  • 3. Season to taste and arrange on plates.
  • 4. Top with eggs, bacon, croutons and parmesan shavings and enjoy.


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