Caesar Salad

With the holiday party for the my school this week, I needed to bring something that would go with the pasta we were having catered. Knowing of the delicious caesar dressing the boyfriend makes, it was the obvious choice. I don’t think I’ll ever buy bottled caesar dressing again. Actually scratch that, I won’t ever buy bottled caesar dressing again!

How do you do it? Easy. Continue reading :)

Step 1) Buy some good romaine lettuce. I like buying the whole leaves, and then I wash and chop up. Remember, lettuce is one of the highest pesticide sprayed crops, so I recommend you buy organic if possible.

Step 2) Make your croutons (I’ve got the recipe here). Cube some old bread (any kind will do!), toss with olive oil, add some seasonings and fresh garlic (if possible), and bake for about 12-14 minutes on 350 or until brown and crispy!

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Step 3) While the croutons are baking, make your dressing. Here’s what you’ll need (fresh garlic too!):

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Step 4) Add the mayo and mustard in first (about a 2:1 mayo to mustard ratio).

Step 5) Add the minced garlic, a few anchovies (I know some of you are thinking “eww!” but I promise it won’t taste fishy at all!), a few capers, and juice from half a lemon. After pulsing together, add the canola oil in slowly while pulsing on low. Continue until desired consistency. Add a splash of red wine vinegar and pepper. Pulse on low to combine. Taste. Mmm.

Step 6) Grate some parmesan cheese.

Step 7) Put your salad together! Toss the lettuce, croutons, dressing, and cheese together.

Step 8) Enjoy your famously easy, deliciously clean caesar salad!

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Caesar Salad Dressing

Serves 4-6
Prep time 10 minutes
Allergy Fish
Meal type Appetizer, Condiment, Lunch, Main Dish, Salad, Side Dish, Starter
Occasion Casual Party, Formal Party
An easy delicious Caesar dressing, made without raw egg.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed
  • 6 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • 4 anchovy filets
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup canola or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Note

Add a chipotle in adobo sauce to the mixture for an added kick!

Directions

Step 1
Add mayo, mustard, garlic, capers, anchovies, and lemon juice to food processor. Mix on high until combined.
Step 2
Add in oil while mixing on low, until emulsified.
Step 3
Add in red wine vinegar and pepper. Mix on low.

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