Sunday, June 2, 2013

Healthy Bite: Caesar Salad

I love all kinds of salads from seafood, vegetables to fruits salads.  They are refreshing, appetizing and easy to prepare.  Do you enjoy salad and what salad do you like the most??
I love Caesar Salad the most, followed by Potatoes & Eggs Salad. 
Rose's Caesar Salad
Serves 2 - 4


2 medium sized eggs
1 head of baby lettuce, leaves separated
1 handful of tomato cherries
4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. lemon juice
4 slices of bacon, cut into strips
1 tbsp. salted butter
Grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper

Garlic Croutons:
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. chopped garlic
4 slices of white bread, crusts removed and cut roughly into 1cm cubes

  1. Bring a saucepot of water to boil.  Add the eggs into the boiling water and cook for 10 minutes till hard boiled.
  2. To make the croutons, heat the olive oil in a pan over a medium heat.  Add garlic and bread cubes.  Stir and toss frequently for 4 - 5 minutes until the bread is golden all over and crispy.  Remove and drain in kitchen towel.
  3. Add 1 tbsp. of salted butter into the pan.  When butter melt, throw in the bacon strips.  Fry till crispy.  Remove and drain in kitchen towel.
  4. Arranged the washed lettuce and tomato cherries in a bowl.  Mix the olive oil and lemon juice into the bowl, then season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  5. Cut the eggs into slices.  Whisk into the salad and mix well. Add the croutons and bacon strips and toss the salad again.
  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately. 

P/S: Do not leave the salad standing too long after the dressing has been added or the lettuce will go soggy.


Small Kucing said...

Mm nice...yeah have to eat fast else soggy not nice anymore

suituapui said...

Had that for dinner once in KL - tomorrow's post.

Pepper said...

I want to start eating healthy. That salad looks yummy. It'll make me forget I was dieting at all!

mun said...

I like to eat all kinds of salad. My favourite is rocket, avocado, walnut salad.

Health Freak Mommy said...

I love salads too. You can buy a salad / veggie water shaker to make the leaves really dry. Just put all the leaves in and press a button and the leaves will come out almost free from water. You can even keep the access veggie in the fridge for the next meal. Not sure what that plastic gadget is called though.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

You are a great cook Rose. The salad looked so refreshing and good!