I LOVE Caesar salad. Besides Greek salad, Caesar salad is my go to salad of choice. I love everything about Caesar salad, the romaine, the croutons, the tangy dressing, Caesar salad is just yummy! Although Caesar salad has a creamy dressing, it never feels heavy. I don’t buy salad dressings, I always make my own. Although store bought is great in a time pinch, most store bought salad dressings have so many additives, that I tend to just skip buying them all together. I don’t want to even imagine what most store bought Caesar salad dressings have in them! I have made Caesar salad dressing at home with with a shortcut like Vegenaise, which is a vegan alternative to mayo. I’ve never been a fan of mayo, so if I need anything that calls for mayo, I just use the vegan alternative. This particular recipe uses 2 raw egg yolks, so your essentially making your own mayonnaise. Since we are using raw egg yolks, make sure you use pasteurized egg yolks. I wouldn’t want anyone to get sick. If you’re not a bread person skip the croutons, but these are so good you should definitely try them. Use your favorite artisan bread. I picked up a fresh loaf of sourdough at a local bakery, but a ciabatta or any other fresh bread will work.
1 clove of garlic pasted
2 Tablespoons of lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon of worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon of anchovy paste
2 large egg yolks
1/4 cup grape seed oil
5 teaspoons of olive oil
3/4 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese
black pepper to taste
2-3 romaine hearts, roughly chopped (rinsed and dried)
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of garlic paste
5 cups of a fresh artisan bread of your choice
4 tablespoons of water
1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
2 tablespoons of finely grated parmesan cheese
Directions for Croutons: Combine garlic paste and 1 tablespoon of oil in a small bowl and set aside. Place bread cubes in a large bowl. Sprinkle with water and salt. Toss, squeezing gently so that the bread absorbs the water.
- Place remaining 4 tablespoons oil and soaked bread cubes in 12-inch nonstick skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until browned and crisp, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove skillet from heat, push croutons to sides of skillet to clear center, add garlic/oil mixture to clearing and cook with residual heat of pan, 10 seconds:
Add romaine to dressing and toss to coat. Add croutons and mix gently until evenly distributed. Taste and season with up to 1 additional tablespoon lemon juice:You can add chicken to this if you like, and it will be just as delicious!What’s your favorite salad?Follow and Like me on Facebook: http://www.lazygirldinners.com
2 thoughts on “Caesar Salad–The best recipe you’ll ever find”
This looks really yummy. My husband has started to eat more Salads so I will have to make this for him. Have a nice week and if there is time stop by and say hello as I found you on Linkedin.
Thank you Glenda,this is yummy! Enjoy your weekend:-)