Mini Caesar Salad with Bacon in Phyllo Baskets

Mini Caesar Salad with Bacon in Phyllo Baskets

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This little salad in a basket is dead easy and sure to impress! Perfect as a starter for a lunch or dinner.

4 Servings (2 baskets pp)

3 sheets phyllo pastry
16 cos lettuce leaves, shredded
3 rashers of bacon
8 anchovy fillets, finely sliced
Parmesan shavings

Here’s how

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
  2. Lightly (and gently) oil each sheet of Phyllo pastry.
  3. Layer oiled sheets on top of each other.
  4. Cut into 8 equal rectangles.
  5. Fold into muffin trays or individual silicone muffin cups.
  6. Bake for 5-10 minutes, until the cups are crisp and slightly browned. Set aside.
  7. Fry Bacon and cut into little cubes. Set Aside.
  8. Just before serving, combine Cos Lettuce, Anchovy Bits, Bacon Bits and some Caesar Dressing in a bowl until all the lettuce is lightly covered in dressing.
  9. Spoon the lettuce mixture into the Phyllo Baskets and garnish with parmesan Shavings.


  • Remember to defrost your pastry in the fridge overnight.
  • Save some effort and use readymade Caesar dressing – we like Ina Parmans.
  • Make Parmesan Shavings with a veggie peeler.
  • You can make the baskets and bacon a day or two before (store in airtight containers) to save time on the day.

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