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Caesar salad with spiced chickpeas



So like every other week, I said to myself - 'Mor! Cook something healthy today, something low in calories and you better put some lettuce in it! '

Because you know ... whoever follows me long enough knows what I usually cook and bake, I have no guilt feelings but I need some balance from time to time!

So I made a salad that is not exactly low in calories.

And I enjoyed every bite!

Caesar salad with rich sauce, spiced chickpeas, croutons that I made from yesterday's bread and a soft-boiled egg.

Delicious delicious delicious.


Please note - I made a salad just for myself. So the quantities are for one person.. if you're having company - double or triple!

And if you want to consult od discuss something - talk to me on Instagram @mor.is.cooking

Or just follow me and see what other recipes I come up with😊



Ingredients:

For the salad-

  • 10-20 lettuce leaves

  • 30 grams of grated parmesan

  • 1 soft boiled egg

For the chickpeas topping-

  • Half a cup of soaked and cooked chickpeas

  • Pinch of salt

  • A pinch of black pepper

  • A quarter teaspoon of sweet / spicy paprika

  • A quarter teaspoon of chili (optional)

  • A tablespoon of oil

Sauce-

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • 1 flat teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon of white wine vinegar

  • 20 grams of parmesan

  • 1 anchovy fillet (you can also add two if you like)

  • 1 teaspoon capers

  • A pinch of black pepper

  • 1 clove of garlic

For the croutons-

  • A slice or two of bread

  • Olive oil

  • Coarse salt


Prep:

  • Prepare the croutons: Cut the bread into 2-3 cm cubes, place in a pan and drizzle with a little olive oil and coarse salt. Place in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 8-12 minutes until golden.

  • Cook the egg - Boil water with a little salt in a small pot and add the egg when the water has come to a boil. Please note - it is important that the egg is at room temperature and not cold from the refrigerator, otherwise it will explode in the water due to the temperature differences. Set a timer for 6 minutes and transfer the egg to cold water, to get a hard-boiled egg that the yolk is liquids.

  • Prepare the sauce: Grind all the ingredients together in a blender or small food processor.

  • Chickpeas: Heat a teaspoon of oil with a pinch of salt, a pinch of black pepper and a quarter of a teaspoon of paprika. Roast the chickpeas for 2-3 minutes and turn off the heat.

  • Wash the lettuce leaves, dry and cut into strips.

  • And now it's time to put all the ingredients together!

  • In a bowl, mix the lettuce with the sauce until the sauce wraps all the lettuce.

  • Add the chickpeas, croutons, grated Parmesan cheese.

  • Peel and cut the egg in half and place on top of your salad!


Enjoy! :)




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