Our spin on Caesar Salad

Our spin on Caesar Salad

Ready in: 20 minutes

Serves: 2 to 4 people


  • 1 x cos lettuce
  • Half a cucumber
  • 1 x carrot
  • Handful of sugar snap peas (washed and peel string off pod)
  • 3 x small rashes of bacon
  • 3 x eggs (take out of fridge and bring to room temperature to avoid cracking during boil)
  • A bit of Danish Havarti cheese or whatever you have in the fridge
  • 1x celery stick
  • Handful of pitted kalamata olives
  • Half a punnet of cherry tomatoes
  • Half a red capsicum


  • Heat a small frying pan on low heat, add a little olive oil and cook bacon to your liking. Remove from pan and cut up into pieces
  • Break up cos lettuce and wash it thoroughly under water. Place lettuce in a salad bowl
  • Dice up cucumber, cheese, celery, tomatoes and capsicum. Peel and cut up carrot and add to lettuce in the bowl
  • Throw in sugar snaps and olives
  • Medium boil the 3 eggs (yolk slightly runny) by bringing a saucepan of water to the boil. Add a pinch of sea salt. Turn it down to a simmer so you don’t crack the eggs. Slowly lower the eggs into the water using a slotted spoon, one at a time. Cook the eggs for 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, cover with lid and allow to sit for approx 6-8 minutes. Definitely remove from water and even rinse eggs under cold water for a bit
  • Artistically peel and cut your eggs and place on your salad so your "inta pictures are on point" as they say
  • Want salad dressing? Try a little of olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • For soft boiled eggs = follow instructions above but simmer for 1 minute and let sit for 4 minutes
  • For hard boiled eggs = follow instructions above simmer for 2 minutes and let sit for 10 minutes
  • The method for cooking eggs is from the Neil Perry “The Food I Love” cookbook.


  • There is a method for soft boiled eggs and hard boiled eggs above. Eggs are so versatile, so if you wanted to do soft boiled eggs for breakfast, or hard boiled eggs for a snack, then we've got the best method of cooking covered!
  • For the salad use ingredients you prefer, e.g. you could add avocado

  • Add cooked salmon, steak, lamb or chicken to the salad for a different meal option

Scott Jenkins