Thursday, May 24, 2012

Caesar Salad

This is not a traditional caesar salad since it calls for mayonnaise instead of raw egg and probably has some other oddities about it, but it's delicious anyway and I've been making it since shortly after my husband and I started dating.  It is one of our favorite salads, but who doesn't love caesar salad?  You can add whatever other veggies your heart desires (my heart desires tomatoes!) or cooked chicken or shrimp if you want.  The recipe is based on this one from AllRecipes.

  Caesar Salad

3/4 C mayonnaise (you can use light mayo or a mixture of light and regular)
3 T freshly grated parmesan, plus more for garnish
3 cloves garlic, minced
5 t lemon juice
1 1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 t dijon mustard
2 t anchovy paste
1/4 t salt (or to taste, you may not need any)
1/4 t black pepper
1 head washed, dried, and torn up romaine lettuce (or about 2 bags of washed and torn romaine)

Whisk together everything but croutons and lettuce (no surprise there!) until smooth.  If it's too thick (brands of mayonnaise are all different), thin it with a little bit of milk.  Right before serving, place as much lettuce as you need in a large bowl and top with croutons and however much dressing you want.  Toss with tongs until lettuce is evenly coated.  Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan on top.  The dressing will stay good in the fridge for about a week, but only toss as much salad as you will eat right then because the dressed salad wilts quickly.

Yield: Depends on how much dressing you use and how big your salads are.  I would say about 10 side salads.

1 comment:

  1. Caesar is one of my absolute favorites! I love to make a meal out of it with chicken, shrimp and even steak.