In 2008 we travelled to Stockholm and were blown away by the beautiful city. We were there late July and it was warm and sunny and we cycled everywhere. On one of our cycling trips we ended up on a stunning island called Djurgarden full of stately grand homes and magnificent gardens. Cycling along, a fresh produce stall caught my eye and as it was nearing lunchtime we were delighted to discover that there was a cafe there, selling food made with the farms produce.
We settled on an incredibly tasty chicken caesar salad and enjoyed it on a coffee table sculpture in the middle of an apple orchard. Bliss.
Swedish Chicken Caesar Salad
2 eggs (soft boiled)
1/2 can red kidney beans, rinsed & drained
1/2 avocado sliced into chunks
2 chicken breasts from a warm bbq chicken, sliced into medallions
4 cos lettuce leaves, ripped into pieces
1 inch thick piece of spicy pancetta cut into cubes and fried until crisp
4 slices of ciabatta bread, sliced, brushed with olive oil & grilled
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
3 tbs whole egg mayonnaise
Prepare all of the salad ingredients and have it ready to assemble the salad, grilling the bread last so it’s still nice & warm.
To make a cheats aioli, beat the garlic, lemon juice and olive oil into the mayonnaise and drizzle over the finished salad.