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      14.06.2011 17:57
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      I like it - but the Tesco's version is better.

      Caesar salad is a very light and healthy type of salad that is made from Romaine lettuce leaves, cheese,caesar salad dressing and also you can put crunchy croutons in too which are included in the Waitrose Caesar salad. I believe caesar salad originates from Italy by an Italian chef who was in Mexico at the time but there are conflicting reports so I'm not sure. You can also add mustard, lemon juice, worchestor sauce, mayonnaise and chicken to add flavour.

      The cheese that is used for Waitrose's caesar salad is called Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese which is an Italian cheese. It is slightly different to the original cheese that was used in caesar salad as it orignally was made with Parmesan cheese which
      is a similar tasting cheese.

      Waitrose Caesar Salad is something I pick up for lunch now and again - and it costs me £1.99. I have to admit that considering what it contains, £1.99 is rather steep and it would be considerably cheaper to make it myself from scratch by buying the individual ingredients. However, sometimes I feel rather lazy and I just want something that I can pick up in the fridge and eat without any preparation. This is where Waitrose Caesar Salad comes in.

      The salad comes in a plastic square pot with a film lid that needs to be peeled back before eating. It usually has a fridge shelf life of 3 - 4 days as after this the lettuce starts to become a bit limp and slimy. The salad is primarily made up of romaine lettuce - and there is enough of this for one person. The lettuce is good quality and always crisp and fresh. In three separate little sachets are the accompaniments to the salad, namely shavings of parmigiano reggiano, croutons and traditional caesar dressing. I like that the cheese and the croutons are kept in separate sachets as it means that they are keep fresh and do not become soggy by being in contact with the lettuce for long periods. The parmigiano reggiano are in thin shavings and so although the cheese is fairly strong, the slivers are thin and so the taste is not overwhelming. The croutons are white bread which have been fried in olive oil and sea salt and taste crispy and delicious and are a great compliment to the rest of the salad.

      It's very quick and easy to make, doesn't take long at all, and all the ingredients are supplied. They include a small sachet of caeasar dressing which is not alot so you may have to add extra depending on how you like it, a sachet of the cheese, and a sachet of the croutons. The caesar dressing is cool and creamy and quite subtle in its flavour in as much as although it has a hint of cheesiness, it is just enough to compliment the rest of the dish.

      I do wish that this salad was available to purchase with chicken - and I do think that chicken is the best addition to a caesar salad. I tend to buy some cooked chicken and cooked bacon crispy bits and add it into the salad with a small dash of sweet chilli dipping sauce (Blue Dragon) - and this seems to not only make it even more delicious, but also fills me up a bit more.

      As I said previously, I do think that £1.99 is expensive for what is essentially a tiny bit of cheese and romano lettuce - but it is done nicely. I have had the Tesco's Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad from Tesco's which is just as nice and has the chicken and bacon added already and also has plum tomatoes with it for £2.80 and I would probably opt for this one in preference to the Waitrose version (although sometimes convenience means I purchase the Waitrose version).

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        27.05.2008 00:01
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        You can become addicted to this salad...it's that good!

        Caesar salad is a very light and healthy type of salad that is made from Romaine lettuce leaves, cheese,caesar salad dressing and also you can put crunchy croutons in too which are included in the Waitrose Caesar salad. I believe caesar salad originates from Italy by an Italian chef who was in Mexico at the time but there are conflicting reports so I'm not sure. You can also add mustard, lemon juice, worchestor sauce, mayonnaise and chicken to add flavour.

        The cheese that is used for Waitrose's caesar salad is called Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese which is an Italian cheese. It is slightly different to the original cheese that was used in caesar salad as it orignally was made with Parmesan cheese which
        is a similar tasting cheese.

        I often add caesar salad to a meal with a chicken portion or anything similar, somtimes as a replacement for chips or as an extra depending on how hungry everyone is. It's very quick and easy to make, doesn't take long at all, and all the ingredients are supplied. They include a small sachet of caeasar dressing which is not alot so you may have to add extra depending on how you like it, a sachet of the cheese, and a sachet of the croutons.

        It is my favourite salad because I find salads containing just lettuce a bit boring and don't have much flavour, but caesar salad dressing gives this salad an additional flavour which make it taste better. I would definately give this salad a try, particularly if you caesar sauce or if you're like me that likes a salad with more flavour. I would reccomend it for all ages too.

        I have tried other salads from Waitrose including Baby Leaf salad and rocket salad but I definately like this the best because it has extra flavour compared to ones I previously mentioned.

        Ingredients provided by Waitrose Caesar salad packaging :

        Romaine lettuce (64%), Caesar dressing (22%), Parmigiano Reggiano (8%), olive oil & sea salt croutons (6%).

        Best kept refrigerated as otherwise the ingredients become less fresh and it will not keep as long. This salad is also very good for vegetarians as you could put quorn with it instead of chicken.

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