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Mushroom & Chicken Meatball Caesar Salad – Flavour nation

Are you looking for delightfully light meals for lunch or dinner? Do you love a meaty salad with all of your favourite ingredients? The Mushroom…

Are you looking for delightfully light meals for lunch or dinner? Do you love a meaty salad with all of your favourite ingredients? The Mushroom & Chicken Meatball Caesar Salad combines the freshness of a caesar salad with meaty meatballs and mushrooms. It’s great for your daily lunch or a light evening dinner with the family.

The salad is a masterpiece of texture and flavour with the crunch and lightness of romaine lettuce and croutons. There is extra salt from anchovies and tang from parmesan cheese. The meatballs are like mini umami flavour-bombs with chicken mince and mushrooms.

The jalapeno adds some extra heat and if you want less, remove the seeds before adding them to the food processor. There is barely a texture or nutrient missing in this light meal which is perfect for the health-conscious family or individual.

It’s a Caesar Salad with mini flavour bombs in the form of meatballs. The Mushroom & Chicken Meatball Caesar Salad will never let you down.

Mushroom & Chicken Meatball Caesar Salad Recipe

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Recipe by South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association
Course: MainCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy

Servings

4

servings

Prep time

25

minutes

Cooking time

10

minutes

Total time

35

minutes

Ingredients

  • Caesar Salad
  • 3 romaine hearts, roughly torn

  • 80 ml Caesar salad dressing

  • 60 ml Parmesan cheese, finely grated

  • 2 anchovy fillets, chopped (optional)

  • 120 g freshly made or bought croutons

  • milled black pepper

  • Mushroom & Chicken Meatballs
  • 250 g mushrooms

  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped

  • 150 g chicken mince

  • 80 ml fresh breadcrumbs

  • 45 ml Parmesan cheese, finely grated

  • 1 large egg, whisked

  • 15 ml parsley, chopped

  • 30 g cake flour

  • 30 ml oil

  • salt & pepper

Method

  • Mushroom & Chicken Meatballs
  • Place the mushrooms and jalapeno into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until chopped.
  • Add the chicken mince, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, egg and parsley. Season well with salt and pepper and briefly process to combine.
  • Using floured hands, roll the mixture into 18 balls.
  • Dust the meatballs with the flour.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry the meatballs for 8 – 10 minutes, or until cooked. Drain well on paper towels.
  • Caesar Salad
  • Toss the lettuce, salad dressing, Parmesan cheese and anchovy together in a large mixing bowl.
  • Season with milled black pepper and arrange the coated leaves onto serving plates.
  • Top with the croutons and the mushroom and chicken meatballs.

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