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Keto Caesar Salad with Iceberg Wedges

Louise Hendon | November 26
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What should you do when you get tired of the same old salads? Switch it up! This Keto Caesar salad with iceberg wedges is a welcome new twist on an old classic. First, we swap out romaine for crisp and hearty iceberg wedges. To that base, we add tender diced chicken breast cooked with meaty crispy bacon. Alongside, goes not one creamy soft-boiled egg, but two! To top it off, with add Keto croutons and Caesar salad dressing. Every bite is filled with tangy dressing with crunchy bites of crouton and crisp lettuce for texture and rich egg yolk and bacon for flavor. This is a classic taken to the next level.

How to Shop for and Store Lettuce

  • To Bag or Not to Bag? – The freshest lettuce is always the one closest to the state that it was picked in. This typically means whole-head or close to it. You can buy bagged lettuce in a pinch but always aim for lettuce (and other vegetables too) to be processed as little as possible before you purchase it.
  • Look at the Leaves – Look for lettuce with crisp leaves that are a healthy green color. Also, check the base to ensure that it looks fresh and unblemished. Some spots are to be expected, particularly if you are buying organic, but use your best judgment and when in doubt avoid anything that doesn’t look fresh.
  • Stay (Mostly) Dry for Storage – The most important thing is to keep your lettuce dry without drying it out. If it is too wet, it will rot, but if it is too dry it will shrivel. The best way to store a head of lettuce is to wrap in it a few layers of paper towels, place in an airtight plastic bag and store in the crisper. This will keep lettuce fresh for up to 1 week.

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Getting to the Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg

Everyone has their favorite method of boiling eggs but there are a few extra things to consider with soft-boiled eggs.

  • How soft? – Soft-boiled eggs run from barely set egg whites with a runny yolk to firm egg whites with a custard-like yolk. How you want your eggs depends on personal preference and what you are cooking them for. For this recipe, firm whites and a slightly runny or custardy yolk is best.
  • Timing – As with any boiled egg, timing is critical. However, this is especially important with soft-boiled eggs where a minute can be the difference between raw and cooked, or soft and hard. Remember to only start counting after your eggs are in the boiling water and don’t forget to add a few more seconds if you are cooking a lot of eggs and subtract them if you are only cooking one or two.

The Emperor of All Salads

This is far from the only low-carb variation on Caesar salad, read on for more!

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Keto Caesar Salad with Iceberg Wedges #keto https://ketosummit.com/keto-caesar-salad

Keto Caesar Salad with Iceberg Wedges


  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Category: Lunch, Salad, Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Up your salad game with this creative take on Caesar salad.


Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Place diced bacon into a frying pan and then cook the diced chicken breast in the bacon grease along with the bacon.
  2. Slice the boiled eggs in half.
  3. Toss the salad dressing with the chopped romaine lettuce. Top with the chicken, bacon, croutons, and egg halves.

Notes

All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 2 g

Nutrition

  • Calories: 642
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Fat: 53 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 36 g

Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.