Carla Hall’s Turkey Caesar Salad With Leftover Croutons

Whether it’s Thanksgiving or Christmas, there’s bound to be Turkey and Stuffing left over at this time of the year.  Try this fab fun Turkey Caesar Salad with leftover croutons from Carla Hall.

Turkey Caesar Salad with Leftover Croutons

 

Ingredients

Romaine lettuce, Cooked turkey, Dried cranberries, Parmesan cheese, Dressing/Stuffing, Olive oil, Anchovy fillets, Garlic, Sherry vinegar, Lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard. 8/10

Stuffing Croutons

Level of difficulty

This is an easy recipe mainly using leftovers. 8/10

Turkey

Time taken to prepare

The croutons need to be cooked in the oven, but everything else can be prepared while they are cooking. 7/10

Caesar Dressing

The food

The dressing had a bit too much garlic and some parmesan in the dressing would have worked.  Other than the garlic, the dressing was pleasant and the sherry vinegar gave it quite a distinctive flavour.  The cranberries, turkey and croutons worked well together, but the parmesan wasn’t really a flavour that I would put with the turkey and stuffing. 8/10

Lettuce, Turkey, Croutons, Cranberries

Overall

This is a little taste of Thanksgiving/Christmas in a salad bowl.  While I wouldn’t really call it a caesar salad, the overall taste was great and this is definitely a salad that I would make again. 7.75/10

Turkey Caesar Salad with Leftover Croutons

Low-fat Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe – Taste.com.au

This Low-fat Chicken Caesar Salad recipe from Taste.com.au, combines some of the traditional caesar salad ingredients, with some low-fat variances to produce a delicious and healthy chicken caesar salad.

I gave this recipe a well deserved rating of 7.75/10

Low-fat Chicken Caesar Salad

 

Ingredients

Sourdough bread, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Dijon Mustard, Chicken Breast, Prosciutto, Anchovy, White Wine Vinegar, Low-fat Natural Yoghurt, Low-fat Mayonnaise, Parmesan, Cos Lettuce. 8/10

Low-fat Chicken Caesar Salad

Level of difficulty

The recipe is simple to prepare, the dressing uses a ready-made mayonnaise, so there is no need to worry about eggs and oil. 8/10

Low-fat Chicken Caesar Salad

Time taken to prepare

The chicken is cooked in the oven, but doesn’t take too long.  I actually cooked the chicken for a little longer than the recipe suggested, as you need to be careful to make sure that it is thoroughly cooked.  7/10

Low-fat Chicken Caesar Salad

The food

The croutons could have done with being at a slightly higher temperature to give a more golden colour, but for a low-fat option the flavour was very good.  Although there was very little prosciutto, it added a great flavour to this recipe. The chicken being steamed in a parcel, was lovely and moist and had absorbed the lemon and garlic.  The dressing was the best low-fat caesar dressing that I have tried so far, there were a lot of ingredients, but they all worked really well together to produce a light dressing, which still had the great caesar flavour. 8/10

Low-fat Chicken Caesar Salad

Overall

If you are watching your weight, but still crave a great caesar salad, then this recipe is definitely a winner.  As there is no oil used, the dish is very light, but still maintains a fab mix of flavours and you don’t feel that there is anything missing. The dressing is great and it should be easy to make up in batches if you want something light to hand when the caesar salad cravings start. 7.75/10

Low-fat Chicken Caesar Salad

BLT Caesar Pasta Salad – Divas Can Cook

Before I became obsessed by Caesar Salad, my favourite food was pasta.  I’m a bit of a carb fiend and pasta quenches my thirst for carbs.  It’s not just the carb fix though, there are so many versatile ways to cook with pasta and it’s such a quick, easy and convenient staple to have in the cupboard.

So I was never going to be doing this for very long, before finding a great Pasta and Caesar Salad dish, it’s like a dream come true.  This BLT Caesar Pasta Recipe  from Divas Can Cook looked like a simple and delicious recipe.

Rating 7.75/10

BLT Caesar Pasta Salad

BLT Caesar Pasta Salad

Ingredients

Pasta, bacon, cherry tomatoes, black olives, caesar dressing, romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, croutons 8/10

BLT Caesar Pasta Salad

Ingredients for BLT Caesar Pasta Salad

Level of difficulty

Preparation is very simple and if you use a ready-made caesar dressing, it really is just a matter of putting everything together. 8/10

BLT Caesar Pasta Salad

Croutons

Time taken to prepare

This took a little longer than the recipe, mainly because I didn’t use mini pasta and I also made fresh croutons.  Using ready make dressing also saves on time, it would take longer if you used a good caesar dressing recipe. 8/10

BLT Caesar Pasta Salad

Crispy bacon bits

The food

I used some creamy caesar dressing that I had left over, which worked very well with this recipe and it’s definitely worthwhile using a good quality caesar dressing. The flavours weren’t particularly complex and I would add black pepper, if you like a bit more flavour.  If you are look for something a bit different, the recipe would work well if you wanted to add chicken, salmon or tuna.  7/10

Overall

Cooking this recipe has encouraged me to seek out more pasta caesar recipes, as I think that the caesar flavours work with pasta. For a simple and quick meal, this works well, but it would be worth making fresh pasta and using a homemade dressing if you really want to add your own stamp to this dish.  7.75/10

BLT Caesar Pasta Salad

BLT Caesar Pasta Salad

Chicken Caesar Salad at The Horseshoe – Warlingham

Farleigh Road
Warlingham
Surrey
CR6 9EG

Mon-Thur 11am-11pm
Fri-Sat       11am-11.30pm
Sun             12pm-10.30pm

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rating 7.8/10

The Horseshoe Warlingham

The Horseshoe, Warlingham

The Horseshoe is easy to find and is located next to the White Lion. There is a small carpark, but limited spaces for the size of the pub.  There is plenty of parking around the area though.

The Horseshoe, Warlingham

The Horseshoe, Warlingham

Inside was clean and busy and had quite a buzz (there are much better photos on their website)

The Horseshoe, Warlingham

The Horseshoe, Warlingham

Plenty of tables, both inside and out and includes a conservatory area.

Menu - The Horseshoe, Warlingham

Menu – The Horseshoe, Warlingham

A good menu with plenty of pub options, including a Sunday carvery. There is a full menu is available on their website.  I chose the chicken caesar salad.

Chicken Caesar Salad - The Horseshoe, Warlingham

Chicken Caesar Salad

The chicken caesar salad arrived and looked good.

Chicken Caesar Salad - The Horseshoe, Warlingham

Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken Caesar Salad - The Horseshoe, Warlingham

Chicken Caesar Salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Horseshoe is a fairly local pub, which I have visited before for an evening drink, but I have never eaten there. It is a Barons Pub, so the menu is standard across the group.   It is a popular destination for families at the weekend and seems family friendly.

Upon entering – the pub is quite dark when you enter, but it seemed well maintained and clean.  It was fairly busy and had a good atmosphere.   The pub is quite big and there is plenty of seating.  We hadn’t booked and they were able to find us a table very easily, although we were told that we would need to give it up for a second sitting.  I would definitely book if I was going to eat there again. 8/10

Service – Our drinks order was taken almost as soon as we sat down and menus were delivered very quickly.  All of the wait staff were very attentive and we were asked several times throughout the meal, whether everything was to our liking.  They made a special point of having a chat with each of the tables. 9/10

Ingredients – Warm chicken breast, lettuce (possibly baby gem), assorted croutons, anchovy fillets, caesar dressing and parmesan cheese. 8/10

Presentation – The salad was presented well and looked attractive.  The portion wasn’t enormous, but was sufficient. 7/10

The food – All the ingredients appeared to be very fresh and good quality. The chicken breast was warm and had a lovely flavour. The lettuce was shredded and while I don’t want very large lettuce leaves, it was actually quite hard to eat as the bits were very small. I wasn’t certain, but I think the lettuce was possibly baby gem lettuce, which I find quite bitter. The croutons were fresh and very crunchy and seemed to be assorted breads (some dark, possibly rye, some light). The anchovy fillets were fairly standard and just the right amount, as they can be overpowering if there are too many. The dressing was OK, but I have tasted better, I prefer my Caesar dressing to have a slightly more distinctive flavour and this was a bit bland. The parmesan cheese shavings were fresh, with just the right proportion to balance the dish. 7/10

Value for money – The chicken caesar salad was £10.50, which was a reasonable price.  On a Sunday though, you can pay only £2 more for the carvery. 8/10

Overall – A lovely lunch and we had plenty of time to eat and didn’t feel that we were being rushed to leave before the table was required for the next sitting. The service was excellent and all the food was fresh and good quality. I would recommend booking. 7.8/10

We were tempted into finishing our meal with the Strawberry Pavlova, as we saw lots of other diners having it.  It was a large portion and perfect for sharing.  It tasted delicious. 9/10

Strawberry Pavlova - The Horseshoe, Warlingham

Strawberry Pavlova – The Horseshoe, Warlingham

Gordon Ramsay’s Big Caesar Salad Recipe

I haven’t really tried many Gordon Ramsay recipes and the Big Caesar Salad Recipe was developed for his homecooking programme. It’s definitely the best recipe I have tried so far and has my highest review score rating of 7.75/10

Gordon Ramsay Big Caesar Salad by Caesar's Girl

Gordon Ramsay Big Caesar Salad by Caesar’s Girl

Ingredients

Sourdough, Felippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Waitrose Parmigiano Reggiano, Waitrose essential Romaine Hearts, Waitrose Chicken Breast Fillets, Egg Yolk, Waitrose Essential Red Wine Vinegar, Maille Dijon Mustard, John West Anchovy Fillets in Olive Oil, Fresh garlic clove, Fresh Lemon Juice

8/10

Big Caesar Salad Ingredients by Caesar's Girl

Big Caesar Salad Ingredients by Caesar’s Girl

Level of difficulty

There was nothing complicated about the recipe, although there were quite a few elements to juggle, to pull it all together.  The recipe specifies that olive oil should be added until the mixture emulsifies, if you don’t know what this means then you might have difficulties.

8/10

Time taken to prepare

This took about 30 minutes to prepare, mainly because there is lots going on.  It’s definitely worth taking the time with this recipe, as it really adds to the flavours.

7/10

The food

The croutons were great in this recipe, probably the best recipe for croutons so far. Cooking the chicken this way is quick and still leaves the chicken very juicy.  The dressing was more of a mayonnaise than a caesar and the vinegar was quite distinctive.  The lemon juice should be used sparingly.

8/10

Overall

Gordon Ramsay Big Caesar Salad by Caesar's Girl

Gordon Ramsay Big Caesar Salad by Caesar’s Girl

 

I really enjoyed this recipe.  There was a lot to do, but it is well worth it, if you have the time. The recipe does contain raw egg yolk, so probably best avoid it if your pregnant.  I would definitely try it again.

7.75/10

Have you tried the recipe? Let me know what you think.