Caesar Salad

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Caesar Salad Dressing:
  • 6 cloves garlic, mashed and minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Lemon juice, for seasoning
  • Minced anchovy fillets, optional
  • Caesar Salad Croutons:
  • 1 baguette
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Romaine lettuce, for serving
  • Freshly grated Parmesan, for serving
Directions
  • For the Caesar ef="http://www.foodterms.com/encyclopedia/salad-dressing/index.html" class="crosslink" debug="15 29">salad dressing: Combine the garlic, mustard, vinegar and two pinches of salt in a blender and mix thoroughly. Add the mayonnaise and blend together to form a thick base. In a slow stream add the olive oil through the hole in lid. Scrape the dressing with spatula into a bowl and season to taste with salt, pepper and lemon juice. If desired, add some anchovy to the dressing to create a deeper, saltier taste.

  • For the Caesar salad croutons: Cut the baguette into cubes. Melt the butter in a skillet and add the garlic powder, paprika and pepper. Add the bread cubes and saute just until the bread cubes begin to brown. Set aside to cool.

  • Wash and dry the lettuce. In a large salad bowl, combine the lettuce, dressing and croutons. Top with freshly grated Parmesan. Toss gently to combine well.


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