If you’re something like me, lunch concepts which might be fast, simple, and healthy are on the high of your precedence record in relation to food.
Oh, and it has to style good too! Am I proper? Absolutely!
While ease and health are my high targets in relation to food, for the 5 guys residing in my home, it’s all concerning the style!
Today, I’d wish to share a fast and simple lunch recipe with you that may be a household favourite right here within the Visser house — Chicken Caesar Salad and Homemade (Anchovy-Free) Caesar Dressing.
This recipe might be made utterly from scratch within the healthiest of how, or you may make some fast and simple substitutes to it to make it extra handy with out sacrificing an excessive amount of health.
From Scratch or Quick & Easy: It’s Your Choice!
You can whip this recipe up in quarter-hour flat, and it doesn’t name for too many elements (none of that are costly).
Now, if you wish to go the from-scratch route, you’re going to need to do some planning forward.
First, you’re going to want rooster meat. That means you possibly can cook dinner a complete rooster for dinner one night time and save a number of the leftover meat within the fridge, or you possibly can put some frozen rooster breasts or tenderloins within the Instant Pot and cook dinner them up earlier than assembling the salad (or the night time earlier than). The selection is totally as much as you.
Next, you’re going to need some Caesar or Italian flavored croutons. You can even make these from scratch the day earlier than utilizing outdated bread if you wish to go the 100% selfmade route. It’s completely as much as you.
Lastly, if you wish to make your Caesar dressing from scratch, you’re going to want to prep that forward of time as properly. If so, I’ve acquired a selfmade (anchovy-free) dressing recipe for you under that’s tremendous simple to tug collectively. If not, you possibly can at all times purchase a healthy model of Caesar dressing on-line or out of your favourite grocery retailer.
However, if you happen to’re all about fast and simple today, as I’m more often than not, yow will discover some healthy choices in relation to canned rooster, croutons, and Caesar dressing in most grocery shops or on Amazon.
I do a little bit of the entire above relying on what different meals I’ve deliberate for the week, what elements I’ve within the fridge, and the way a lot time I’ve obtainable to cook dinner.
Okay, so let’s get to the recipes. They’re so easy!
The following recipes will feed a household of six. If you want roughly, tweak the measurements as wanted to fit your household.
Chicken Caesar Salad
- 2 heads of romain lettuce
- 1 1/2 cups rooster breast, shredded (1 12-ounce can of chicken)
- Parmesean cheese
- 1 bag of Caesar croutons (2 cups of selfmade croutons)
- Begin by washing the romaine lettuce to take away all grime. Chop it into chunk sized items and distribute it evenly throughout six plates.
- Divide up the shredded rooster evenly over the lettuce. Remember, a little bit goes a great distance, however when you’ve got somebody who likes extra rooster on their salad, you’ll wish to make allowances for that.
- Next, grate some parmesean cheese over every salad, evenly protecting the rooster and lettuce. You can even use shredded parmesean cheese if you want, however take into account that most shredded cheeses include anticaking brokers that aren’t nice on your health.
- Lastly, sprinkle with croutons, and also you’re prepared for the dressing!
Homemade (Anchovy-Free) Caesar Dressing
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (1/2 a big lemon)
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 medium clove of garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- 1/3 cup avacado or grapeseed oil
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- Combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, dijon mustard, garlish, salt and pepper, and worcestershire sauce collectively in a glass bowl and whisk to mix. Slowly drizzle within the oil whereas whisking to include the fat collectively. Finish by including the parmesan cheese and whisk as soon as extra earlier than drizzling over your salad.
Seasonal Healthy Meals That Please
As summer season involves a detailed and we start to shift our meals towards these extra suited to cooler climate (good day, soup season!), we’re benefiting from the final of the summer season salads, particularly this Chicken Caesar Salad because it’s considered one of our favorites!
It appears to make its approach on our lunch menu each couple of weeks with no complaints.
It’s fast, simple, healthy, and engaging, and you’ll’t beat that in relation to making good food for your loved ones!
Love and light-weight,