Caesar Chicory Scoops

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by MarieRynr

These are a totally delicious appetizer. We love these and they are very popular with our guests. They can be a bit messy to eat so try to use a Caesar dressing that is quite thick so that it binds everything together well.

Top Review by KeyWee

I would give this more than 5 stars if I could! This recipe was the star of my appetizer party. I made the stuffing ahead of time and just added the croutons last minute so they wouldn't get soggy. Also, couldn't find chickory (this is January in Wisconsin!) so I used hearts of romaine as the "scoops" - worked great! I was surprised that the guys liked this as well as the ladies - made ribs and wings for the men and they still went for this dish. This will be a keeper for me - thanks M.A.!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slowly fry the lardons in a small grying pan until they are crisp.
  2. REmove from the pan and leave to cool on kitchenpaper to absorb any excess fat.
  3. Finely shred the chicken and lettuce.
  4. Place in a bowl and add the croutons, dressing, parmesan and lardons.
  5. Season with some freshly ground pepper, then mix everything gently together.
  6. Spoon the Caesar salad onto the chicory leaves, leaving the base ends free to act as handles.
  7. Sprinkle with parmesan shavings and grind black pepper over the top.
  8. Arrange on a plate and they are ready to eat!

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