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Classic Caesar salad with Chinese cabbage, croutons, chicken and tomatoes and other ingredients


Caesar salad with Chinese cabbage can be called a Russian classic. It was in our country that this recipe especially took root. The reason for this is the simplicity of the composition and preparation. The traditional Caesar recipe is made without chicken and contains lettuce leaves.

But the meat version is more satisfying and familiar to those who like to have a tasty snack. Due to the abundance of vegetables, "Caesar" is very useful and low-calorie (about 180-190 kcal per 100 g). You can make it even easier if you use egg dressing, which will be described below, instead of mayonnaise.

Peking cabbage leaves for Caesar salad are best washed separately and blotted with a paper towel beforehand to avoid excess liquid in the dish. You can grind them in different ways.

How to cut Chinese cabbage for this salad? It is believed that if you tear the leaves with your hands, then more benefits are saved in them. But no one forbids cutting the cabbage with a knife, if that's more convenient for you. Use only the soft part of the leaves for the salad.
Is it possible to make a salad with seafood, smoked chicken, ham and other ingredients is written in this article.

Simple classic

100 g of classic "Caesar" with Chinese cabbage contains:

  • proteins 11.7 g;
  • fats 7.2 g;
  • carbohydrates 17.3 g.

Energy value: 182 kcal.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breast fillet - 1 pc.
  • Hard cheese (preferably parmesan) - 200 g.
  • Peking cabbage - 400 g.
  • Baguette or white loaf - 1 pc.
  • Olive oil - 4 tbsp. l.
  • Large tomato - 1 pc.
  • Mayonnaise - 100 g.
  • A clove of garlic, dill, salt and pepper.

Cooking method:

  1. Cut the chicken breast into thin small slices and fry in a pan, slightly salted, until golden brown.
  2. Chop the garlic and dill with a knife.
  3. Cut the bread into cubes, after cutting off the crust from it, and fry it in a little oil with garlic and herbs.
  4. Cut the tomato into slices, grate the cheese on a coarse grater.
  5. Divide the Chinese cabbage into leaves, rinse each and pat dry with a dry paper towel. Then tear the leaves into small pieces.
  6. Now you can start picking the salad. Put the cabbage leaves in a dish, add chicken to them, then tomatoes and crackers, season with mayonnaise and sprinkle with grated cheese. Mix gently. You can garnish the top with the remaining croutons and a sprig of dill.

With salmon, croutons, tomatoes and mayonnaise

100 g of "Caesar" with Chinese cabbage and salmon contains:

  • proteins 12.3 g;
  • fats 7.4 g;
  • carbohydrates 17.8 g.

Energy value: 169 kcal.

Ingredients:

  • Chinese cabbage - 1 pc.
  • Hard cheese (e.g. parmesan) - 150 g.
  • Light salted salmon - 150 g.
  • Croutons - 1 pack.
  • Tomatoes - 2 pcs.
  • Mayonnaise - 100 g.
  • Dill, salt and pepper.

Cooking method:

  1. Divide the cabbage into leaves, rinse, dry and chop.
  2. Cut the salmon into slices.
  3. Grate the cheese coarsely, cut the tomatoes into wedges.
  4. Combine all ingredients, season with mayonnaise. Salad ready.

Important! In order not to stretch the salad preparation process for a long time, use ready-made crackers from the store. Moreover, the variety of tastes of this product will make the Caesar salad much more interesting and piquant.

With ham

This is the simplest and most affordable variation of Caesar salad in terms of composition. All products are in a nearby store, they are ready, nothing needs to be heat-treated beforehand. 100 g of "Caesar" with Chinese cabbage and ham contains:

  • proteins 7.5 g;
  • fats 4.6g;
  • carbohydrates 8.1 g.

Energy value 122 kcal.

Ingredients:

  • Chinese cabbage - 1 pc.
  • Ham - 300 g.
  • Hard cheese - 150-200 g.
  • Cheese-flavored croutons - 1 pack.
  • Tomatoes - 2 pcs.
  • Eggs - 1 pc.
  • Cheese sauce - 3 tablespoons
  • Dill, pepper.

Cooking method:

  1. Divide the cabbage into leaves, rinse and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. To visually make the salad look beautiful, you can cut all the ingredients in the same way, for example, into strips or large cubes. And also choose crackers that have the same shape.
  3. Mix all the ingredients, season with cheese sauce, add dill and pepper.

How to cook with shrimp step by step?

100 g of "Caesar" with Chinese cabbage and shrimps contains:

  • proteins 12.1 g;
  • fats 11.2 g;
  • carbohydrates 6.9 g.

Energy value 154 kcal.

Ingredients:

  • Peking cabbage -1 pc.
  • White loaf -150-200 g.
  • Cherry tomatoes -200-300 g.
  • Medium shrimp (peeled) - 300 g.
  • Mayonnaise or cheese sauce - 4 tablespoons
  • Olives -1 can.
  • Olive oil - 3 tablespoons
  • Soy sauce - 2 tablespoons
  • A mixture of Italian herbs, a clove of garlic, salt, pepper.

Cooking method.

  1. Fry the shrimps in olive oil and soy sauce for about 5-7 minutes and place on a napkin.
  2. Now prepare the croutons. Mix olive oil with chopped garlic, herbs and spices. Cut the bread into cubes, put on a baking sheet, sprinkle with fragrant oil and send to the oven for 15 minutes.
  3. Peking cabbage leaves (pre-washed and dried with a paper towel) we tear with our hands into a large salad bowl, add cherry, cut into halves, shrimp, cheese, grated on a coarse grater, croutons, olives. Season with cheese sauce. Can be garnished with a couple of shrimp and cherry halves on top.

    Done! Enjoy your meal!

Important! If you want to make your salad less nutritious, make your own salad dressing. There are several options, which you can read about below.

With smoked chicken

100 g of "Caesar" with Chinese cabbage and smoked chicken contains:

  • proteins 12.1 g;
  • fats 11.3 g;
  • carbohydrates 7.5 g.

Energy value 181.2 kcal.

Ingredients:

  • Chinese cabbage - 1 pc.
  • Parmesan cheese - 200 g.
  • White loaf - several pieces.
  • Tomatoes - 300 g.
  • Smoked chicken breast - 400 g.
  • Mayonnaise - 3 tablespoons
  • Olive oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Greens, a clove of garlic, pepper, salt.

Cooking method.

  1. Cut the loaf into small cubes, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with chopped garlic and herbs. Put on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 180 ° C0.
  2. Remove the skin from the breast, remove from the bones, cut into small slices.
  3. Grate cheese coarsely.
  4. Cut the tomatoes into slices, tear the prepared cabbage leaves or cut into small pieces.
  5. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and season with mayonnaise.

You can serve the ready-made salad immediately, or wait a little so that the croutons are saturated with the sauce and become softer.

A photo

Next, you can see a photo of the Caesar salad:




Easy refueling options at home

  1. Mix 3 tbsp. l. low-fat sour cream, 1 tbsp. lemon juice and 1 tsp. mustard, add salt and pepper.
  2. Hold 2 chicken eggs in boiling water for a minute, cool and pour into a bowl.
  3. Beat eggs with 2 tsp. Dijon mustard, olive oil, lemon juice and salt (add the amount of these components to your taste).

For "Caesar" with fish or shrimp, you can use cocktail sauce.

  1. Mix 2 tablespoons. sour cream, 1 tbsp. mayonnaise with 2 tsp. ketchup with lemon juice.
  2. Combine 2 egg yolks with 1 tsp. mustard, 1 tbsp. wine vinegar, beat until smooth.
  3. Whisk and add olive oil until the sauce is thick.

There are many options for recipes for Caesar salad with Chinese cabbage. It remains to choose which composition is most attractive to you. The cooking process should be creative, and experiment, using these instructions as a base, supplementing them with your own fresh ideas.

If you use fresh and high quality products, it will turn out delicious in any case. To decorate the salad, leave some ingredients in advance (for example, whole shrimps, cherry halves, sprigs of herbs, olives, etc.) and use your imagination.

Caesar salad can be either an independent dish for dinner, or a light addition to a delicious lunch.

Enjoy your meal!


Watch the video: Caesar Salad Recipe. How To Make Salad. Homemade Caesar Salad. The Bombay Chef. Varun Inamdar (October 2021).