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Janelle's Caesar salad is the perfect light meal to enjoy during summer!

Prep: 20mins

Cooking: 12-15 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 1/2 (12cm) ciabatta bread loaf, cut into 2cm pieces
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 4 rashers 97% fat-free bacon, thinly sliced
  • 1 large cos lettuce, leaves separated, torn
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, roughly chopped
  • 40g parmesan cheese, shaved
  • Optional: 300g chicken breast coated with herbs of choice

Caesar dressing

  • 1/2 cup light whole-egg mayonnaise
  • 2 anchovy fillets, drained, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
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Step 1: Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place bread on tray. Spray with oil. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden and crisp.

Step 2: Make Caesar dressing: Process mayonnaise, anchovies, garlic and lemon juice until smooth. Season with pepper.

Step 3: Heat a non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add bacon. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. If using chicken, cook until lightly brown and tender.

Step 4: Place lettuce in a large serving bowl. Add croutons, bacon, egg, chicken and cheese. Toss to combine. Serve drizzled with dressing.