Caesar Salad

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
40 min
Cook:
20 min

Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 8 cups loosely packed, torn, washed and spun dry romaine lettuce
  • 7 to 8 tablespoons Caesar salad dressing, recipe follows
  • 1 cup of 1/2- inch Croutons, recipe follows
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, optional
  • Dressing:
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 4 anchovies, soaked in milk for 15 minutes and drained
  • 2 teaspoons Worchestershire
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Croutons:
  • Cut sliced country style bread cut into 3/4 inch cubes
Directions
  • In a large bowl, toss together well all of the ingredients.

  • To make the dressing: in a blender, puree all ingredients except oil and water until smooth. With the motor running, add the oil slowly in a stream, and then blend in the water. (This dressing keeps for one week, covered and chilled).

  • To make croutons: bake cubed bread in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until they are crisp (they will shrink in size).


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