Brown Butter Lobster, Sweet Corn and Fontina Risotto.
You know what I find really strange?
Well, aside from the fact that I actually made a salad for the blog (it’s kind of been a while). I find it really strange that my younger brother is getting is temps (driver’s learning permit) this week. Like what?!? How is he a teenager?? How can he almost drive??
It’s SCARY! Also, I hadn’t seen Red for a good two months and you know what happened? He left looking like the little Red I know, but he came home looking like Red the teenager. NOOO. I mean, I didn’t even realize I really cared until he actually started growing. Does this means I have to stop thinking of him as a kid and more of like, an equal?? Again, NOOO.
Clearly I am having a hard time comprehending this all. It’s just, Red is always going to be my kid brother, you know? Can he really be growing up and no longer be a kid??!?
Oh man, can you imagine me as a mom?? You think I am bad now, just wait till then. YIKES…
What hasn’t changed about Red though is that he still doesn’t have any interest in the food I make. Unless it’s chocolate chip cookies or chocolate cake, for which he is all game, but then, who wouldn’t be game for those?!?
So yeah, he will not touch this Greek Chicken Gyro Caesar Salad… even with the fries!! I tried, tried again and was denied. Instead he went for instant oatmeal. I mean really?? Now that is LAME.
Whether little Red thinks so or not, this salad is kind of awesome.
It’s basically a chicken gyro on a bed of lettuce, baby kale and basil, but with the addition of Caesar dressing (but not the scary kind!). I even made fresh pitas, for you know, scooping and such.
But can I tell you guys a story??
My first experience with caesar salad was kind of horrible. Basically I was shopping with my grandma and we needed fuel to continue on. SO we stopped for lunch, and me being the weird kid that I was, decided a salad sounded good. Only I had no idea what a caesar salad was…turns out it was delicious…but not so delicious coming up. Oh yes. I totally got food poisoning from that salad. Guys, to this day I have yet to order a caesar salad from a restaurant, they still scare me, but a homemade caesar salad, that I can totally do!!
Honestly though, the idea of a traditional caesar salad kind of bores me. Fortunately, I had the idea to make a gyro inspired caesar. It’s kind of amazing, but then again, when anything is topped with fries, you know it’s going to be good!
So what do you say??? Salad Wednesday?!?
Say yes! Say yes!!
Oh and yes, there are hard boiled eggs too. I can’t help it, I just kind of love eggs…and tomatoes. Aren’t they pretty though?!?
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Do you see all that feta?? Best salad ever… feta, fried chicken and ok a little lettuce too…for good measure.
This was an excellent salad! I really liked the salad dressing and as a single eater I just kept all the salad item separate and warmed them up as needed. I looked forward to having it for dinner each night when I came home from work! Elizabeth
Fantastic!! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback and giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it turned out well for you! Have a great weekend:)
Made this tonight. Used chicken tenders and marinated overnight. For the salad just used romaine and tomatoes. Not eating carbs so passed on the fries. The dressing was really good. Quick and simple to put to get her and very tasty. Never disappointed with half baked recipes.
Fantastic! I am thrilled this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a go! Happy Friday:) xTieghan
Thanks so much for sharing this, Tieghan, it’s gorgeous! Even though I’m Greek, I’m not a big fan of gyros- this will make me a believer! I love how you’ve used all these ingredients- I mean, a salad with fries, roasted chicken, feta, all these greens and that dressing? I think it’ll be a while till I have a caesar salad again…
hehe! Thank you so much! Hope you love the salad!!
Tiegan – This is the third time I have made this! Wonderful!! Crunchy, tart, and full of flavor. I like the egg runny to coat the lettuce. Another make again and again recipe. I look forward to your email every morning with a new recipe!
Well, I ended up putting the leftover marinade in the fridge where it will probably end up forgotten until I find it several weeks from now, but who cares – this salad is so delicious! The pine nuts and basil really make it.
I was wondering the same thing… What to do with the second half of the marinade
Hi! I am so sorry, that was a typo. You actually pour all of the marinade over the chicken.
So what do you do with the 2nd half of the marinade?
This seems so delish!! 😛 Don’t like caesar very much though XD
I could eat this for every meal!
Thanks Naomi! Hope you are having a great weekend too!
This recipe has me hungry for green olives…why do I always forget to keep some on hand? Excellent salad!