Salads

Caesar Salad

No need to go to a restaurant to make a great Caesar salad right in your own kitchen!

The dressing is easily whipped up in a blender ahead of time while you toast up some croutons and cut your veggies

Measure out 2 tablespoons of mayo,  1 tablespoon each of sour cream and lemon juice, 1 teaspoon each of kosher salt, Dijon mustard and black pepper

I shredded 1/4 cup of fresh Parmesan, but you can use pre-shredded Parmesan if you’d like.  You’ll also need 1/3 of a cup of olive oil, 1-2 garlic cloves and 4-6 anchovies.  We LOVE anchovies so I always use 6  🙂

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Note – I chose not to use raw egg yolks in the dressing so it would have a longer fridge life and so that everyone in my family could eat it.  The taste is the same, but the dressing needs to be shaken right before use because the egg acts as a natural emulsifier

Put all of the ingredients except the olive oil in a small blender and whirl until completely blended

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Drizzle the olive oil in while blending so it mixes evenly.  Such a smooth and delicious dressing!

Now let’s make some toasty croutons.  You can buy a bag of croutons but this is so easy to do in your own kitchen and they will love you for it!

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large bowl and add in 4 cups of cubed baguette

Toss to coat the bread cubes with the butter and sprinkle with kosher salt, black pepper and garlic powder

Preheat a pan over medium heat and toast the bread cubes in a single layer

Toss them around in the pan to ensure they are evenly toasted.  This should only take a few minutes

I like to put all of the ingredients out and let everyone assemble their own salad

Chopped romaine lettuce, sliced fresh Parmesan, grape tomatoes, croutons, anchovies and the Caesar dressing

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Enjoy!

Simply Sundays! ~ Caesar Salad

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

For the dressing

2 tablespoons of mayo

1 tablespoon sour cream

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 cup of fresh Parmesan, shredded

1/3 of a cup of olive oil

1-2 garlic cloves

4-6 anchovies

For the croutons

2 tablespoons of butter

4 cups of cubed baguette

1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon of black pepper

1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder

For the salad

Chopped romaine lettuce

Grape tomatoes

Shaved Parmesan

Additional anchovies

Directions

Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a small blender and whirl until completely blended

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large bowl and add in 4 cups of cubed baguette

Toss to coat the bread cubes with the butter and sprinkle with kosher salt, black pepper and garlic powder

Chop the romaine lettuce & shave the fresh Parmesan; put the grape tomatoes, croutons, and anchovies in bowls and serve with the Caesar dressing

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