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Easy Pheasant Caesar Salad Recipe

The perfect salad recipe to use up leftover upland game birds like pheasant, quail or dove.

Easy Pheasant Caesar Salad Recipe
Easy Pheasant Caesar Salad Recipe (Photo courtesy of Scott Leysath, "The Sporting Chef")

Serves: 4-6
Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2/3 cup olive oil


Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 heads chopped romaine lettuce, outside leaves removed
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup croutons
  • ¼ cup chopped black olives
  • 2 cups cooked pheasant meat



  1. Add all dressing ingredients except oil to a food processor or blender and pulse for 30 seconds or until the mixture is smooth. While the motor is running, add oil in a thin stream until emulsified. Taste and adjust flavors to suit your palate.
  2. Toss all salad ingredients in a large bowl with half of the dressing. Add additional dressing as needed and serve immediately.
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