Cherry Chicken Caesar



  • 2 quarts Romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups Pitted Northwest fresh sweet cherries
  • 2 cups Sliced (2-1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 inch) cooked chicken breast
  • Easy Parmesan Croutons
  • Lime dressing
  • 2 Tbsp. Shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Toss lettuce, cherries, chicken and croutons in a large salad bowl. Just before serving, pour Lime Dressing over salad, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and toss lightly. Easy Parmesan Croutons: Cut 3 slices day-old bread into ½-inch cubes. Toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese. Heat in a nonstick skillet over medium heat 3 to 4 or until golden brown; stir frequently. Makes 1-1/2 cups. Lime Dressing: Combine 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 1 small clove crushed garlic, ¾ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon grated lime peel and ¼ teaspoon freshly ground coarse black pepper. Beat in 1/3 cup olive oil until blended. Remove garlic clove before pouring over salad. Makes about ½ cup. **Time-Crunch Variation: Purchase cut romaine lettuce, prepared croutons and cooked chicken from the salad bar or deli at your grocers. Dress the salad with bottled Caesar dressing.