Caesar Salad With Grilled Asparagus And Quail Eggs

Crisp romaine lettuce tossed in homemade Caesar dressing, crunchy croutons, charred asparagus and hard boiled quail eggs – a great spin on traditional Caesar salad.

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This is not your traditional Caesar salad, not is the dressing. It is not made with raw eggs or anchovies and it only requires a few pantry staples.

And I promise you, the dressing is still full of flavor and with light texture.

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I make Caesar salad quite often. But this is the first time I made it with quail eggs.

Last time I made it was a 2 weeks ago. When we were out to dinner last weekend I had to stop myself from ordering a Caesar, since I had planned to make this quail eggs and asparagus version the nex day.

I sometimes add a few extra ingredients, but if you are fan of the classic, you can skip my additions and still try the dressing.

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Since it is asparagus season, I usually grill (or roast) some in advance and keep then in the fridge to add to salads or omelettes.

Quail eggs are a great way to add extra protein to salads and jazz up their look. they cook very quickly, then you just need to peel them.

asparagus-quail-eggs-caesar-salad-homemade-dressingThis salad is perfect for lunch or light dinner. Hope you get to try it!

Servings: 2

Caesar Salad With Grilled Asparagus And Quail Eggs

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Caesar Salad With Grilled Asparagus And Quail Eggs. Makes 1 1/2 cups dressing and a salad for two.
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Ingredients

For the Caesar Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 small garlic clove — , pressed
  • juice from 1 small lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp Worchestershire sauce
  • 3/4 to 1 cup vegetable oil — (not olive oil), grapeseed oil could be used
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan

For the salad:

  • 1 large romaine heart — , washed and chopped.
  • 8 grilled asparagus — , chopped.
  • 6 quail eggs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup croutons

Instructions

For the dressing:

  1. Combine mayo, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in a blender and pulse 2-3 times.
  2. With the blender running on medium, slowly add oil, blend until thick and creamy.
  3. Stir in parmesan cheese.

For the salad:

  1. To boil the quail eggs, fill a medium saucepan with water on and bring to a boil. Add quail eggs and boil for 4 minutes for hard boiled eggs and 2 1/2 to 3 minutes for soft-boiled eggs. Drain and transfer to a bowl filled with cold water. When eggs are cool enough to handle, peel and cut in half.
  2. Place chopped lettuce in a bowl. Add dressing (add enough to dress the salad to your taste, I usually need 1.4 cup dressing for 1 romaine heart) toss to coat.
  3. Add asparagus, quail eggs, croutons and parmesan cheese on top. Serve
Course: Salad

Nutrition Information

Calories: 283, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 253mg, Sodium: 1216mg, Potassium: 267mg, Carbohydrates: 9g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 15g, Vitamin A: 134.1%, Vitamin C: 12.9%, Calcium: 33.4%, Iron: 15.3%

 

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