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Protein-Packed Caesar Salad Recipe with a Twist

Protein-Packed Caesar Salad Recipe with a Twist

Caesar salad, a beloved classic, often falls victim to being drowned in high-calorie dressing and overloaded with croutons, reducing its nutritional value. This recipe reimagines the traditional Caesar salad into a protein-packed, keto-friendly delight that's not just nutritious but also a showstopper for any gathering.

The Twist

This Caesar salad is not your ordinary salad. It steers clear of the pitfalls of traditional Caesar salads, which are often heavy on calorie-laden dressing and croutons. Instead, it offers a fresh, zesty taste with a homemade dressing that’s flavourful yet light.

The inclusion of protein-rich chicken, bacon, and eggs, along with crunchy greens and keto croutons, makes it a balanced, satisfying meal that’s perfect for hosting or enjoying a nutritious meal. Without the yuck feeling you can get from a standard shop bought caesar salad. The ingredient list for 'Taylor's Caesar Salad' from New World is below.

Quite a lot of additives, thickeners, sugar and powders. Not what you'd picture in a salad eh?

Enjoy the crunch, the flavour, and the wholesome goodness of this reimagined Caesar salad, knowing you're indulging in a dish that's as good for your body as it is for your taste buds!

So, Protein-Packed Caesar Salad Recipe with a Twist...


  • For the Salad:

  • Chicken breasts or thighs (or if you're feeling lazy, why not cheat a little and buy a cooked chicken that you can simply shred and enjoy) - around 100g per portion (so 400g of cooked chicken for a main meal for 4 people)

  • 4-8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled (cook however you like)

  • 2-4 large eggs, soft-boiled and halved

  • 2 Slices Gerry’s Wraps Low Carb Bread, cubed for keto croutons

  • 1 large head of crunchy lettuce (like Romaine or Iceberg), chopped (ours was unknown...from the garden!)

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • For the Caesar Dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Prepare the Keto Croutons (optional but delicious):

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) for toasting, or heat a skillet over medium heat for frying.

  • Cut the low-carb bread into cubes and spread them on a baking sheet. If toasting, bake for 10-15 minutes until golden and crispy. If frying, sauté in a skillet with a bit of olive oil until they are crispy and golden brown.

  • Set aside to cool.

  1. Make the Caesar Dressing:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together Greek yoghurt, mustard, olive oil, white wine vinegar, and lemon juice until smooth and well combined.

  • Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper according to your taste.

  1. Assemble the Salad:

  • In a large salad bowl, toss the chopped lettuce with the majority of the Caesar dressing, coating the leaves evenly.

  • Add in the sliced/torn chicken, crumbled bacon, soft-boiled eggs, and keto croutons.

  • Sprinkle-grated Parmesan cheese over the top.

  • Drizzle the remaining dressing over the salad or serve it on the side.

  1. Serve and Enjoy:

  • Toss the salad gently to mix all the ingredients.

  • Serve immediately, ensuring that each plate gets an even mix of chicken, bacon, egg, croutons, and greens.

Will you give it a go?

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