Salmon Caesar Salad – Clean and Delicious

I thought it was time to try a Salmon Caesar Salad Recipe and found this one from Clean and Delicious.  It took a while to find fresh fennel, as it was out of season and I was really hoping that it was going to be worth the effort.

Salmon Caesar Salad

Ingredients

Garlic, Anchovy paste, Dijon mustard, Lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Non fat Greek yoghurt, Sourdough bread, Wild Salmon, Romaine lettuce, Fennel, Tomato, Asparagus spears, Parmesan cheese.  6/10

Quick croutons

Level of difficulty

This recipe is mostly chopping and combining, so there is nothing too complicated. However the salmon does need to be cooked in advance and the asparagus steamed.  7/10

Caesar salad dressing

Time taken to prepare

Perhaps if the ingredients are prepared in advance, as the recipe suggests, then it doesn’t take too long to make this dish.  However if you need to cook the salmon, steam the asparagus, chop the remaining salad ingredients and prepare the dressing, it will take some time.  6/10

Cooked wild salmon

The food

The salad was not at all what I was expecting and I found the fennel too overpowering for this dish.  The flavour of the salmon was completely lost and I think that the recipe was trying to be more than it really was.  The dressing while not unpleasant and undoubtedly low-calorie, was more of a yoghurt dressing than a caesar dressing.  I usually enjoy both asparagus and tomato, but I didn’t really feel that they worked in this caesar salad.  4/10

Lettuce, asparagus, fennel, tomato and caesar dressing

Overall

This recipe was quite a disappointment for me.  With ingredients such as salmon and asparagus, I think there would be more enjoyable ways to prepare them.  There were too many competing flavours in this salad for my taste and I think something a little simpler would have worked better. 5.75/10

Salmon Caesar Salad

Hairy Bikers Warm Chicken Caesar Salad

I gave the Hairy Bikers Chicken Caesar Salad a try and 7/10.

The recipe has a good variety of ingredients, to create this healthy low fat caesar salad recipe (272 calories a portion).   Prep  takes a little more that 10 minutes, but overall it’s a quick recipe to make

Rating 7/10

Hairy Bikers Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Homemade Chicken Caesar Salad

Ingredients

Tesco Finest Skinless Chicken Breast, Tesco British Romaine Lettuce Hearts, Waitrose plum cherry tomatoes, Tesco Finest Ciabatta Bread, John West Anchovy Fillets, Waitrose Garlic, Hellemans Light Mayonnaise, Waitrose Essential Parmesan Cheese

7/10

Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Ingredients for Hairy Biker’s Warm Chicken Caesar Salad

 

Level of difficulty

This was very simple to prepare, nothing required any particular skill.  The key is to make sure that the chicken is flattened sufficiently, otherwise it will need to cook for longer. 8/10

Time taken to prepare

Very quick to put together.  The chicken took the longest time to cook.

The food

The ingredients were all very fresh and worked well together.  The chicken was really juicy, although it needed a bit more cooking time than the recipe suggested.  I’ve never made a Caesar dressing before, so making a low-fat dressing as a first one was interesting.  The dressing while not rich did have quite a creamy texture and had a great parmesan flavour, but there was a bit too much garlic in it for me.  The ciabatta worked well in the place of croutons, but had a tendency to absorb the juices from the chicken and some was a little soggy. 7/10

 

Hairy Biker's Warm Chicken Caesar Salad

Overall

I enjoyed the salad even though it was low-fat.  It was nice to have warm chicken, which was very juicy and had a great flavour.  If I made it again I would use less garlic. 7/10