Hearty main dish chicken Caesar salad that’s super fast.
Do you remember the first time you tasted a Caesar salad? I can’t say that I do. But I have seen a lot of bad Caesar salads. This classic salad is often poorly made: tired croutons, fake Parmesan cheese, and limp romaine.
At its finest, it’s a fantastic combination of flavors: tangy, sharp, and savory. When I watched Jamie Oliver make a version of this grilled chicken Caesar salad on Fifteen Minute Meals, I was inspired to rethink it. I adore Jamie Oliver; he’s the reason I started my food blog in the first place. I adapted his recipe to make it dairy-free.
All the elements here are grilled, including the lettuce. This gives the entire salad a smoky taste that elevates it from a typical Caesar, and the freshly made dressing is zingy and hearty.
Migraine diet notes: Some people might be sensitive to canned fish, smoked paprika, and lemon. Substitute white vinegar (a teaspoon or two) and water for the lemon juice. Use 1/4 tsp dry mustard and a bit of mayo instead of the Dijon. It won’t be quite as zingy but should still be tasty.
low-sodium, migraine (see notes above), gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo (without croutons), reduced-sugar diets
vegan, or vegetarian diets