Caesar Salad Bites

Caesar Salad Bites

On Friday I talked a little bit about the Project Life party that Candice threw last week. I was so excited to prepare the food, and experiment with some new ideas. Because I knew that there were only going to be about ten people there, it made it a little easier for me to plan. I figured everyone would try one of everything as long as there wasn’t too much food. Since the cotton candy was a bust, I needed to step up my game with the rest of the food!

I wanted everything to be light. Even though it’s Fall, it’s still 90º here in south Texas. It certainly wasn’t a time for soup! When I talked it over with Christina, she suggested individual caesar salads (she is such a wealth of inspiration, don’t you all think she should come back home to the blog?!). I ran with that idea, and decided to do a bite sized caesar salad.

Cheese Crisps

The base of the salad was a cheese crisp (recipe below), then there was the home made crouton, grape tomato, romaine lettuce, and then a little drizzle of dressing. This is a perfect hors d’oeuvres for a cocktail party, but it would also be wonderful for a luncheon. I’m all about the luncheon; it might be time to host another one!

The cheese crisps are very simple, but they make a big impact. You could also use them for a garnish on tomato soup.

Parmesan Cheese Crisps

Ingredients:

  • Wedge Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  1. Grate the cheese with a microplane grater (or the fine grate side of your box grater).
  2. Place little mounds of cheese (about 2 Tbsp. each) onto a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake in a 375º oven for about 5 – 6 minutes. You don’t want it to get brown, you want it to look almost like lace.
  4. If you want, you can shape them when they come out of the oven, or you can serve them as is.

 

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6 Comments

  1. Seriously BRILLIANT!!! I’ll have to make these! Thank you!

     
  2. These were so delicious!!

     
  3. What a great idea! I do the Parmesan crispies a lot, but I love the mini salad idea!

     
  4. Love this!

     
  5. Ok these not only look incredible but super super chic! I don’t know if I am that cool but am totally going to bring these to my next party!

     
  6. @Trisha: You better send pictures!