I love desserts, yummy scrumptious desserts. You probably figured out that from a few of my blog entries. But I also like to eat healthy because I feel better if I do, and i can still fit in my clothes that are 10 years old ( provided I still wear them, right???).
So when I offer cooking classes, I like to do the same. I like to offer recipes that are easy to make, pretty, yummy and healthy ( though sometimes they are not, and that is okay too. )
For one of the latest cooking class, i decided to make those caesar salad cups because they were different, and they presented vegetables in a fun way.
The idea of using bread as a pie shell came from one of the book from Martha Stewart. She is so creative!!!
Ingredients for 20 mini cups ( for about 6-5 people):
- 1 1/4 romaine salad
- 1/4 cup of caesar salad dressing. I used Creamy Caesar Salad dressing from Hidden Valley, but you can make your own. Recipe here.
- 1/4 cup of shredded parmesan cheese ( plus a bit more for sprinkling for decoration)
- 1 loaf of sandwich bread of about 20 oz. ( or exactly 20 slices.
- Turn the oven to 400.
- Cut each slice into a round of 3 inch. Place each round of bread in each indentation of the medium tartlet or the medium tartlet silform that you would have placed on a medium perforated sheet.
- Cook the tartlet for 6-8 minutes or until they are golden.
- Meanwhile, chop the salad very thinly.
- Add the dressing and the parmesan and mix well.
- When the cups of bread are cooked, and completely cold, fill them up with the salad mixture.
- Sprinkle a bit of parmesan for decoration and enjoy!
Cute, yummy and guilt free since it is salad;-)
Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!