Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Kale Chicken Caesar Chopped Salad with Crispy Prosciutto | Two Sales

If you love caesar salads you will love this salad.  It makes a great meal and saves easily too since the kale won't wilt as quickly as other lettuces.  I came across this recipe in my new Skinny Taste cookbook and then decided to add quinoa and prosciutto to bulk up the salad a bit.  I loved the addition of both.  The dressing is so good.  Don't get scared by the anchovies they really give it great depth and flavor.  This ended up being a really filling salad because of the protein and grains.  

Also I know many of you wonder if I feed my kids the same thing we eat.  The short answer is yes.  In this case my kids don't like salad or lettuce- go figure.  So I just served them some of the chicken with a little sliced Parmesan cheese, sliced eggs and a veggie (carrots).  That way I didn't have to cook them an entirely separate meal.  

||  K A L E   C H I C K E N  C A E S A R  S A L A D + C R I S P Y  P R O S C I U T T O  ||
- adapted via Skinny Taste 

- 1 bunch laciando kale. chopped finely
- 1 rotisserie chicken chopped into bite size pieces
- 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes cut in half
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped 
- 4- 5 pieces prosciutto
- shredded Parmesan cheese

D R E S S I N G 
- 1/2 grated Parmesan cheese
- 4 anchovy filets
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon water
- juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- fresh black pepper

Place all dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor and bend until smooth.  Add another tablespoon of water if dressing is too thick.

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Lay prosciutto on a baking sheet and bake about 10 minutes until crispy. 

Arrange all salad ingredients in a bowl.    I like to keep my ingredients separate because I feel like it makes the leftovers less soggy.  Scoop a little of each ingredient in a bowl, top with crumbled prosciutto and drizzle with dressing.

Neiman Marcus is running a sale til Friday with 30% off new arrivals.  

I have these Rag and bone tees in both the black and white.  They are great alone or layered under sweaters.  
I own this Vince sweater in the gray.  I wore it last week while I was in NYC.  I like the fact that it has short sleeves and is a lighter weight knit.  Added bonus it is so soft!!
I also packed this open shoulder sweater.  Now on sale too.  I am wearing a small.

Shopbop just started a surprise sale.  Many items are up to 40% off just til Friday.  Scroll through to see a few that caught my eye.

This Off shoulder blouse is a favorite and now on sale.  


Unknown said...

I love your blog and all of your delicious recipes!!! This salad looks amazing...I am trying to cut dairy out of my diet and was wondering if I was to eliminate the parmesan cheese would the dressing work or if its something I could use to replace the cheese???

Adrienne Patenaude said...

That salad looks delicious. I can't wait to try it. I added it to my menu for next week.

Christina said...

i got way too excited over this pic on instagram this morning. that bacon!! i could've eaten it for breakfast when i saw it.

Sarita @ it's my girls' world said...

THis looks so delicious! I do the same thing with my kids re: not making a separate meal-- I usually just add a carb to what the adults are eating!