Sunday, October 17, 2010

Caesar Salad Dressing

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!


Sarah Ives said...

Have to try this.... YUM!!

Jill said...

I'm so with you on the anchovies! Yeuk!! This looks yummy! must try it sometime! Thanks so much for linking to A Round Tuit!

Hope you have a lovely week!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Cleary said...

Loved this!! It was so good!

Courtney said...

I love, love, LOVE Caesar Salads! I make a homemade dressing similar to this, but garlic is my FAVORITE seasoning so I'm going to have to try this!

Thanks for linking up to What's Cooking Wednesday!

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