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Happy spring, everyone! It’s still a little chilly outside around here, but the days are already getting longer and I can sense that warm days are right around the corner. I’m already starting to transition some of my warming winter soups to salads. This low carb Caesar salad with chicken and parmesan crisps is one of my regular favorites.
I have to admit, one thing about spring that really has me excited is that it’s finally light out when I get home from work. Going for walks with my little girl is just not the same when it’s dark and freezing. Plus, I can finally shoot pictures in natural light instead of using artificial lighting. Anyone involved in photography will understand what a Big Deal this is!
What else is wonderful about spring? All the fresh produce that starts popping up everywhere! I can already tell that the romaine lettuce in stores is more fresh and bright in color. It’s just begging to be made into a low carb Caesar salad. Am I right?
Chicken Caesar salad is one of the few salads I would eat as a child. It’s a crazy concept to fathom now, because these days salads of all kinds are totally my jam. Ironically, even back then, I wasn’t a big fan of the croutons, so my childhood version was inadvertently a low carb version. And now, I regularly come back to that classic low carb Caesar salad, too.
Crisp romaine lettuce, bright tomatoes, juicy chicken, and creamy homemade Caesar dressing… hard to go wrong with that!
My addition of crunchy parmesan crisps takes this gluten-free Caesar salad up a notch and truly secures its spot as a crowd pleaser. If you’ve never tried cheese crisps in a salad, you have to make this one. Stat. They taste so much better than croutons, without all those pesky carbs or grains.
I made this salad for my daughter’s birthday party a couple of weeks ago. Just like my cheese chips with Chipotle copycat guacamole, this low carb Caesar salad went fast and was one of the first dishes to disappear.
We actually had to run out to buy some pre-made Caesar salad halfway through the party. Unbelievably, people were less enthusiastic about that one. I think I had at least three or four people ask me for the recipe for my version. When people ask, I know I have to post it as soon as possible, so here it is!
My favorite part about this low carb Caesar salad is that it’s extremely easy to make. Technically it has twelve ingredients if you count the salt and pepper, but without them it’s ten, which still fits the blog theme – and it was too good not to include it! It can all be done in advance, which is perfect if you’re making it for an event like I did or just want to prep in advance for less stress later.
Recipes that can be made ahead of time are a total life saver, whether you’re feeding a crowd or meal planning for weeknight dinners. Just leave the addition of the parmesan crisps and dressing until the last minute. Viola!
Low Carb Caesar Salad Recipe with Parmesan Crisps & Chicken (Gluten-free) (Gluten-free):
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