Servings: 2 · Prep Time: 12 mins · Cooking Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 22 mins

Lunch | Dinner | Salads & Starters

This keto salad has a tangy Caesar dressing, topped with griddled, sliced chicken breasts and crunchy toasted walnuts. This is a great option for meal prepping lunches or a light summer dinner.



  • chicken breasts (2 medium)
  • lemon zest (1 tsp)
  • garlic (1 clove minced)
  • olive oil (1/2 tbsp)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste (pinch)

Cesar Dressing

  • olive oil (3 tbsp)
  • lemon juice (2 tsp)
  • Parmesan (1 tbsp grated)
  • mayonnaise (1 tbsp)
  • garlic (1 clove)
  • anchovy fillet
  • capers (1 tsp)
  • mustard (1 tsp)


  • iceberg lettuce (2 cups roughly chopped)
  • baby kale (1 cup)
  • Parmesan (1 tbsp shavings)
  • walnuts (1/4 cup)


To prepare the Caesar dressing, add all the dressing ingredients, apart from the olive oil to a food processor and blend until smooth. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil and blend until creamy. Set aside.\n\nTo prepare the chicken, take a sharp knife and carefully slice down the side of each breast taking care not to cut all the way through. Open the chicken fillet out and press flat. This should create an even thickness for cooking.\n\nTransfer the chicken to a shallow dish and drizzle with the olive oil. Add the minced garlic, lemon zest and season well to taste. Rub the seasonings all over the chicken so that it is well coated.\n\nLightly grease a griddle pan with a little olive oil over a medium/high heat. Add the chicken breasts cooking for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until completely cooked through.\n\nWhilst the chicken is cooking, add the walnuts to a small dry pan over a low heat and toast gently until fragrant - about two to three minutes.\n\nSlice the cooked chicken into strips.\n\nAdd the lettuce and kale to a salad bowl. Drizzle over the Caesar dressing and toss to combine, coating the leaves in the dressing.\n\nArrange the sliced chicken on top of the salad.\n\nScatter over the Parmesan shavings and crumble over the toasted walnuts.\n