I really enjoy a good Caesar Salad.
In fact it's on my favorite foods list.
Well... as long as it's done right!
I like a creamy, garlicy, egg free, and definitely anchovy free dressing.
Ewww, I'm not an anchovy person, if the dressing has even the slightest hint of it in it, I can't eat it, it grosses me out.
So I found out some of the basic ingredients to a Caeser Salad Dressing and came up with one on my own. I always just kinda throw everything together in the mixer and mix to taste. Then when people ask me for the recipe I can't really give them one. Today was the first day I actually measured all the ingredients. This one's for you dad (now you might be able to make right!)
- 2-3 large cloves of garlic (it depends how garlicy you like it)
- 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons of Shredded Parmesan Cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon Lemon Juice
- 1/2 teaspoon Yellow Mustard
- 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2/3 cup Mayonnaise
- 2-3 Heads Romaine Lettuce (I buy the 3 pack eating right ones from Safeway)
- 5oz Bag Croutons
Wash, chop up your lettuce put it in a bowl
Add 1/4 cup parm cheese and bag of croutons to lettuce and set aside
Clean garlic and chop in mixer ( I use a electric counter top mixer, you could use a cuisinart too, I'm to lazy to get mine out).
Add the remaining cheese and chop.
Add Worcestershire, lemon juice, yellow mustard, and olive oil- chop again.
Then add Mayo and chop some more.
This is what it should look like:
Add dressing to lettuce right before serving, mix well.
We've had this many different ways; we've had with chicken, sun dried tomatoes, or steak.
I suppose you could add anchovies if you really want to.
For a lower fat version I've even used lowfat mayo and it still tastes really good.
It kinda surprises me but even my two year old loves it!
Hope you enjoy!