I love when this happens! I’m so excited to share this salad and delighted to be in the kitchen today with Icelandic Provisions. I wanted to come up with a new school Caesar, and this one is absolutely a winner. This salad is perfect for the middle of summer when you want something crispy, creamy, and delicious.

The dressing starts with plain skyr, then I add all kinds of goodness like crushed garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, and red wine vinegar, plus a secret ingredient to give it that extra umami and take it to the next place. It’s a perfect platter for upcoming gatherings with family.

I used my Everyday Roast Chicken Breast, Jammy Eggs, and Marinated Red Onions, and beautiful greens. I added niçoise olives and artichokes, but it’s also lovely blanched green beans, radishes…the sky’s the limit, especially at this time of year.  It’s alsolLovely with a bit of crunch, like this parmesan crisp.

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New School Caesar with Herb Caesar Skyr Dressing

  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Take your Caesar Salad up a notch with this new school Caesar!


For the Dressing:

2 containers Icelandic Provisions Skyr Plain

2 teaspoons pressed garlic

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

¼ teaspoon lemon zest

¼ teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 

10 anchovies (substitute ¼ cup niçoise olives)

¾ teaspoon salt

5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon chopped chives

1 tablespoon chopped parsley 




For the Salad:

Sizzling Roasted Chicken Breasts (recipe here, or see below)

Jammy Eggs (recipe here)

Marinated Red Onions (recipe here

Parmesan Crisps (We used Giada’s Parmesan Crisps here)

Romaine Lettuce


Artichoke Hearts

Black Olives

Green Onions, for garnish

Everyday Roasted Chicken Breasts:

2 bone-in and skin-on chicken breasts

11/2 teaspoons extra virgin Olive oil

11/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon Sumac (optional)


Make the Dressing:

In a blender, combine the Skyr, garlic, red pepper flakes, lemon zest, black pepper, red wine vinegar, anchovies, salt and lemon juice and blend well, about two minutes. Stir in the chives and parsley. 


Make the Sizzling Roasted Chicken Breasts, Jammy Eggs, Marinated Red Onions and Parmesan Crisps.


Assemble a platter: Start with the romaine and be sure to salt your greens. Then place your Jammy Eggs. Add the sizzling chicken with sumac (sliced into beautiful pieces), parmesan crisps, artichoke hearts and black olives. Drizzle with Marinated Onion Oil and serve with the Skyr Dressing.


Sizzling Roasted Chicken Breasts:

Preheat oven to 375°F. 

Rub every crevice generously with olive oil, then sprinkle with plenty of kosher salt and black pepper. 

Bake for about 35 minutes, then brush the top of the chicken with the juices. Return to oven for 5 minutes to brown the top. 

Remove from oven. If it isn’t brown enough at this point, baste again, turn up the oven temp, and bake for another 10 minutes.

Keywords: homemade caesar dressing, chicken caesar salad