I will confess . . . my absolute favourite all time salad is the Caesar Salad and I will admit if it comes with grilled chicken, I am even more in love . . .
What's not to love . . . crisp Cos lettuce . . . garlic croutons, bacon . . . Parmesan cheese and that fabulous garlicky dressing . . . add chicken and I am in heaven!
I have made Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza's before and they are pretty scrum if you ask me. (The recipe for this is also in my cookbook, Recipes From the Big Blue Binder. See my left hand sidebar for more info on that!) Today I decided to make something a bit different though . . .
The weather has been so hot and muggy . . . we are craving cool food. Food which is easy and quick to prepare and which gets us in and out of the kitchen quickly, but it also has to be pleasing and filling . . .
Chicken Caesar Salad Sarnies! (Sandwiches) These fit the bill perfectly on all counts!! Instead of croutons on top of the salad . . . you get a sourdough garlic crouton base . . . topped with some lemon pepper chicken paillards . . . shredded lettuce, a drizzle of a fabulously easy homemade Caesar dressing . . salty flakes of Parmesan cheese . . . and . . .
Bacon. Crisp, salty bacon. Doesn't bacon make everything taste gloriously fabulous? I know . . . I am a bacon fiend. I try not to eat it very often, but come on . . . you just got to have it on a Chicken Caesar . . . don't you??? Whether it's a scrummy salad, a tasty Pizza . . . or . . .
A fabulously easy and tasty Sarnie! NOM! NOM! These were seriously good.
*Chicken Caesar Sarnies (Sandwiches)*Makes 2
For the Dressing:
4 TBS good quality mayonnaise
the juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp white wine vinegar
1 heaped tsp Dijon mustard
1 anchovy filet in oil, drained and mashed
1 garlic clove, finely minced
2 TBS olive oil
a good handful of finely grated Parmesan cheese
cracked black pepper
Whisk the dressing ingredients together until well combined. I use my immersion blender for this. You should have a slightly thick dressing. If it is too thick, thin a bit with some water. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.