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Caesar salad recipe

Caesar salad recipe

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Our classic Caesar salad recipe combines crisp cos lettuce, smoky bacon, Parmesan shavings and crunchy croutons with a honey, mustard and vinegar dressing. Enjoy as a tasty starter, as an on-the-go lunch or make a bigger portion for a filling main meal. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 267 calories / serving


  • 4 small cos lettuce, washed and leaves separated
  • 2 thick slices white sandwich bread, cubed
  • 25ml olive oil
  • 50g parmesan, shaved
  • 2 rashers smoky back bacon, chopped
  • chive stalks, to garnish

For the dressing

  • 50ml olive oil
  • 1tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1tsp honey
  • 1tsp white wine vinegar
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    20g 28%
  • Saturates

    5g 27%
  • Sugars

    3g 3%
  • Salt

    1.3g 22%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 11.8g Protein 8.8g Fibre 1.2g


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat and fry the cubes of bread, tossing regularly to coat in the oil.
  2. Fry until golden brown, then season and drain on kitchen paper.
  3. Fry the bacon in the same pan for 4-5 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Drain on kitchen paper as well.
  4. Arrange the lettuce on serving plates and top with croutons, bacon pieces and shavings of parmesan.
  5. Whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing and drizzle over the salad.
  6. Garnish with chives and serve immediately.

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