Caesar Salad with Creamy Roasted Garlic Dressing and Parmesan Crisp

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan, plus 1/4 cup

3/4 cup Caesar dressing

4 cloves roasted garlic

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 (10-ounce) bag chopped romaine hearts

1 cup seasoned croutons

Directions

Special equipment:
3-inch ring mold or clean tuna can with top and bottom removed
  1. Preheat broiler. To make Parmesan crisp: place 3-inch ring mold on baking sheet. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of shredded parmesan into mold. Repeat 3 more times so there are 4 separate parmesan disks. Lay out crisps on a foil covered pan. Place under broiler for 3 to 4 minutes watching carefully until Parmesan turns golden brown. Remove from broiler and let cool. 
  2. In a blender combine Caesar dressing, roasted garlic cloves and mayonnaise. Blend on medium speed until creamy. 
  3. In a large bowl, add romaine, 1/4 cup Parmesan and croutons. Toss with salad dressing. 
  4. Carefully peel Parmesan crisps from foil. 
  5. Serve on chilled plates with Parmesan crisps upright in salad.