Capery Salad to Turn Ritzy Chicken Nuggets into a Grown-Up Meal



Published by Hyperion

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Most grown-ups, too, would be ecstatic to be given Ritzy Chicken Nuggets for supper or lunch. When I eat them, this is the salad I make to go with.




Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Recipe Coursemain course

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner, lunch

Taste and Texturecrunchy, meaty, salty, sharp, tangy

Type of Dishmain course salad, salad, warm salad


  • 4 little butter lettuces
  • 2 large gherkins to give approx. 7 tablespoons diced
  • 1-2 tablespoons capers
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons gherkin brine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard


  1. and eat 2 nuggets each or make more

  2. Slice the lettuce into ½ inch slices across the lettuce and put into a bowl. Dice the gherkins and add to the lettuce with the capers.

  3. Combine the dressing ingredients, whisking together, and then pour over the salad, tossing it to mix. Arrange on a couple of plates and sprinkle over the parsley. And then just bring on the nuggets.

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