Caesars salad skewers

For a pretty party nibble, ideal with drinks, try Merilees Parker's creative recipe based on a classic American salad
By Merrilees Parker
Caesars salad skewers
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  • Serves: makes 16 skewers
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 4 baby gem lettuce
  • 8 tbsp salad dressing, Caesar
  • 100 g finely grated parmesan
  • 75 g croutons, very small


1. Remove and reserve the outer leaves from the little gem lettuces, stopping when they become more yellow in colour. Take the remaining gem lettuce hearts, shred them finely, then place in a large bowl. 2. Run a skewer lengthways through each leaf, ensuring that you stay along the stronger spine part. The leaf should rest just below the top of the skewer with the pointed end furthest away. Keep refrigerated until ready to use. 3. Place a piece of oasis, soaked in water, in a small vase, just large enough to take the oasis. Cover the top of the oasis with the banana leaf or foil. 4. Add the Caesar dressing, Parmesan and croutons to the shredded lettuce heart and mix thoroughly. 5. Carefully spoon the mixture into each skewered Little Gem leaf, using your hands if easier. Stick each skewer into the oasis at a low angle, to help keep the filling in. Serve.

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