caesar salad

My kids love this salad. A great combination of flavours and textures.
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budget friendly, family mealtimes, salad

My kids love this caesar salad so I’m sure yours will too! A great combination of flavours and textures and can be eaten at lunch or dinner.

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20-25 mins


  • 3 eggs
  • 3 rashes of bacon (shortcut)
  • ½ tablespoon oil, plus a dash more for frying
  • ½ teaspoon garlic
  • 2 slices grainy bread
  • ¼ cup mayo (use yogurt if you prefer)
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 cos lettuce
  • 1 red capsicum
  • Small piece of parmesan cheese


  1. Place eggs in water. Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer for 10 mins
  2. Meanwhile, heat a little oil in a pan on medium heat. Cook bacon for about 5 mins each side or until cooked to your liking. When cooked, place on a paper towel covered plate
  3. To make croutons, mix oil and garlic in a bowl. Dice bread into 9 pieces per slice. Dip bread in oil and garlic. Place on an oven tray and grill for 2 minutes on the first side. Then flip bread and grill for 1 min on the other side
  4. To make dressing. Mix together mayo, lemon juice and dijon mustard
  5. Wash lettuce and shred
  6. Wash capsicum and cut into strips
  7. Rinse eggs under cold water and remove shell. Cut into quarters
  8. Dice bacon
  9. To arrange salad, place lettuce on a plate. Sprinkle capsicum, arrange croutons, egg and bacon. Drizzle with dressing
  10. To finish, use a vegetable peeler to peel some parmesan cheese on the top


Turn this into dinner by serving with some chicken and steamed corn.

Try serving individual portions in a cos lettuce leaf.

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