As caesar salads can sometimes be high in calories, it’s always good to try a low fat version, to see whether the authentic caesar flavour has been captured. This Skinny Caesar Salad from Ginger & Olives looked good.
Chicken, Paprika, Chilli Powder, Parmesan cheese, Olive oil, Iceberg lettuce, Sandwich bread, Low fat quark, White wine vinegar, Egg yolk, Dijon mustard, Anchovy fillet, Worcestershire sauce. 7/10
Level of difficulty
The recipe is simple, but not particularly detailed. It might have been useful to have some guidance on how long to cook the chicken for. 6/10
Time taken to prepare
It didn’t take long to prepare, although the chicken does need to be cooked thoroughly. 7/10
I wasn’t sure how the dressing would taste, using quark rather than a mayonnaise, but it was pleasant. The dressing does contain raw egg yolk, so it is best to avoid it if you are pregnant or would prefer not to eat uncooked egg. I would probably have had a small amount of garlic in there just to add a balance to the vinegar. The chicken was tasty, but there was no guidance on how much paprika and chilli powder to use. If I was to make the recipe again, I would probably use a little more to give a bit more kick. I prefer romaine lettuce in my caesar salad, but the iceberg lettuce was crunchy. 6/10
For a low fat caesar salad, this is quite pleasant. It wasn’t particularly rich and I wouldn’t say that the dressing was really a caesar dressing, but with a few tweaks I think it could be a little more authentic. The seasoning on the chicken added a nice flavour to the salad, which might otherwise have been a little bland. 6.5/10