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Ontario Peach Caesar Salad

Sweet, juicy Ontario peaches, buttery Boston Bibb and savoury bacon, anchovy and parmesan meld together to create a summer-take on the traditional Caesar salad. Beautifully balanced in flavours, it lends itself well to a light lunch, or add some grilled chicken for a well-rounded dinner that the whole family will enjoy.

Makes 4 servings

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For a complete meal, add 2 cups (500 mL) of sliced, grilled chicken or 4 pieces grilled salmon.

Ingredients

 

2 cups 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubed crusty bread 500 ml
1 tbsp olive oil 15 ml
1/4 tsp coarse salt 1 ml
1/4 tsp fresh cracked pepper 1 ml
4 strips of bacon 4
4 cups chopped romaine lettuce hearts 1 l
4 cups chopped Boston lettuce 1 l
2 Ontario peaches, pitted and cut into wedges 2
Dressing:
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 50 ml
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 50 ml
1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese 50 ml
2 anchovy filets 2
1 clove garlic, smashed 1

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375F (190C).

Arrange bread on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Bake, tossing occasionally, until golden, about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

In large skillet, cook bacon over medium high heat until crispy. Drain on paper-towel lined plate and cool. Crumble.

In a large bowl, toss romaine, Boston lettuce and peaches. Set aside.

In blender, combine lemon juice, mayonnaise, Parmesan, anchovy fillets and garlic. Blend on high until smooth.

Toss croutons and bacon with lettuce mixture. Drizzle with dressing; toss and serve immediately.

Nutritional Info

PER SERVING: about 310 cal, 13g pro, 8g total fat (2g sat fat), 48g carb, 4g fibre, 10mg chol, 830mg sodium. %RDI: iron 20%, calcium 15%, vit A 50%, vit C 35%

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