August 20, 2010
Recipe: Caesar Power Salad
Second thought: Be more adventurous. Scour the internet for Caesar variations.
Results of brainstorming: A filling dinner Caesar that was a bit more funky (in a good way) than normal. Red pepper added more color and veggilicious flavor than the normal light green-cream variety. Super salty pancetta contributed a flavorful Italian flair. Almonds made for crunch in place of croutons. Cannellini beans varied the texture and added some fiber. Parmesan, romaine, and Caesar dressing kept it classic.
Power Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
Red bell pepper, chopped into large pieces
Canned cannellini beans
Pancetta (or proscuitto), cut in bite-sized pieces
Cardini's Caesar dressing
Toss all ingredients together in a large salad bowl. Be careful not to overdo the dressing; it just needs enough for a light coating with all the flavorful toppings.