Homemade Crab Caesar Salad with Lemon and Parmesan Crouton’s and Avocado Recipe

I love caeser salad dressing and wanted to try my own. We have been having a lot of chicken recently and there were some baby dressed crab’s on offer in the supermarket so I thought I would use them in a caesar style salad. It worked so well with the crunchy croutons and creamy avocado. The caesar dressing tasted delicious just like you get in a well know pizza chain.

Ingredients (serves 2)

For the caesar dressing

  • 3 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 3 anchovies, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp worcester sauce
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • splash of water if needed
  • 2 tbsp capers, drained

For the croutons

  • 1 thick slice of stale sourdough, torn into chunks
  • 1 tbsp of lemon oil (or a squeeze of lemon juice)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • good pinch of sea salt
  • 10g grated parmesan

For the salad

  • 1 baby gem lettuce, leaves picked
  • 1 whole or baby dressed crab
  • 1 avocado, peeled, stones and chopped


For the caesar dressing

  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the olive oil, water and capers. Blitz until blended. While the blade is running slowly add in the olive oil. Check consistency, if needed add a splash of water.
  2. Stir through the capers and set aside.

For the crouton’s

  1. Pre heat oven to 200 degrees (fan).
  2. Place the bread pieces into a bowl. Add all of the other ingredients and mix well with your hands to coat the bread.
  3. Bake in the oven 10-15 minutes until crispy and golden. Set aside to cool.

To assemble the salad

  1. Place the baby gem whole leaves between 2 serving bowls. Add the dressed crab and avocado. Sprinkle over the croutons and serve with caesar dressing. Enjoy.




One Comment Add yours

  1. chefkreso says:

    Everything looks so delicious, the pairing of flavours is on point!


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