I am head of the Caprese Salad Appreciation Committee (this is a self-appointed position) and I can and will caprese up just about anything, so it’s wonder that I haven’t cooked up a chicken caprese salad until just now. But better late than never, and this one was worth the wait! Tender chicken marinated in a balsamic vinegar dressing and lovingly laid on a bed of lettuce, tomatoes, basil and some cute little mozzarella balls. Hello, my new favorite chicken salad! Ready for some chicken caprese salad of your own? Let’s make it!
Here I present to you another case of not leaving well enough alone, because you KNOW I can’t help taking perfectly good recipes and mashing them up together. And I have to say, it doesn’t always work, but when it does work.., well, yum! And that was happily the case with these Caesar salad burgers. Your classic hamburger, covered not in ketchup and pickles but with a generous topping of Caesar salad and parmesan cheese.
Ready to shake up your burger, Caesar salad-style? Let’s make it!
Oh, how I love this easy and elegant recipe for bistro salad! If you can fry an egg (and click here for my perfect fried eggs recipe!) then you can make this lovely, swanky number that is light and delicious and colorful and ready in two shakes. This is one of those dinners (and sometimes lunches) that I always have on call for those days when I have run out of clever ideas for what to make for dinner…or those nights when whatever clever idea I DID have on the menu happens to land on One Of Those Days. Ready for some bistro salad deliciousness? Let’s make it!
I do love me a good bistro salad. Bistro salad is usually a conglomeration of greens, with soft-cooked eggs and little bits of bacon with some kind of light, usually mustardy dressing. It’s the perfect lunch or light supper. So I got to thinking…what if the bacon was in strips instead of little pieces? What if the bacon was cooked on the grill? What if the LETTUCE was popped on the grill for a few minutes? The answer: Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!
I do love me a dinner that cooks up in one skillet, and this recipe for crispy chicken with wilted romaine lettuce is one of those dinners. Which means that not only do you get a plateful of crackling crispy chicken and tender flavorful sautéed romaine lettuce (and more on THAT later), you will also be cleaning out a grand total of one skillet. One is my favorite number when it comes to cleaning things. Especially since my handsome kitchen clean-up staff is temporarily out on sick leave. So this plate of low maintenance scrumptiousness is going to be on the menu on a regular basis for the next little while, which is just fine with us. Let’s make it!
Things I am not shy about include the following: That I am totally willing to put bacon into pretty much anything, including all forms of dessert. That I keep a bag of puffed Cheetos in my house at all times in case of, you know, emergency. Puffed, not the crunchy kind. That every once in a while, it is okay to serve your family Frito Chili Pie for dinner, so long as you make them something super-healthy both the day before and the day after. And that there is a time and place for working KFC chicken into your fried chicken salad, and that if you do, your fried chicken salad is going to taste all kinds of magnificent.