Microgreens Caesar Salad

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Microgreens Caesar Salad

### Ingredients:
– **For the Salad:**
1. 2 cups of mixed microgreens (e.g., arugula, kale, radish)
2. 1 cup of torn Romaine lettuce
3. 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
4. 1/2 cup croutons (preferably whole grain or homemade)
5. 1 grilled chicken breast (optional for added protein)

– **For the Dressing:**
1. 2 garlic cloves, minced
2. 2 anchovy fillets (optional)
3. 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
4. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
5. 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
6. 1/3 cup olive oil
7. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
8. Salt and pepper, to taste
9. 1 egg yolk (optional for creaminess)

### Directions:
1. **Prepare the Dressing:** In a blender or food processor, combine the garlic, anchovies (if using), mustard, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Blend until smooth. While blending, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the dressing thickens. Add in grated Parmesan, salt, and pepper and blend until well mixed. If you prefer a creamier texture, blend in the egg yolk last.

2. **Assemble the Salad:** In a large bowl, combine the microgreens, Romaine lettuce, and croutons. If you’re adding grilled chicken, slice it thinly and lay it on top of the greens.

3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine. Sprinkle with shaved Parmesan cheese.

4. Serve immediately.

### Nutritional Information (per serving without chicken):

– **Calories:** 230
– **Total Fat:** 19g
– **Saturated Fat:** 4g
– **Trans Fat:** 0g
– **Cholesterol:** 10mg (if using egg yolk)
– **Sodium:** 360mg
– **Total Carbohydrates:** 9g
– **Dietary Fiber:** 2g
– **Sugars:** 2g
– **Protein:** 5g
– **Vitamin D:** 0.2mcg
– **Calcium:** 130mg
– **Iron:** 1.2mg
– **Potassium:** 200mg

Note: Including grilled chicken will add protein and calories. The nutritional values provided are estimates based on typical ingredients and preparation methods. Actual nutritional content may vary based on ingredient brands or substitutions. For precise nutritional values, it’s recommended to use a nutritional calculator or software with your specific ingredient brands and amounts.