Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad

Serves 6 

I made this at my cooking camp! It was the first salad that I really liked! It was soooo good! Must try! 

Ingredients:

For the croutons:

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 clove crushed garlic

1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley

6 thick slices crusty white bread (not sourdough), cut into 1-inch cubes

-For the dressing:

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

1 large egg yolk or 1 tablespoon prepared mayonnaise

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

3 large anchovies

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

½ teaspoon coarse salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 heads romaine lettuce, torn into 2-inch pieces

Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shaved or grated

Directions:

1. To make the croutons: Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the oil, garlic, and parsley. Add the bread cubes and toss to combine. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake until golden and crisp, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

2. To make the dressing: In a large bowl, combine the crushed garlic, egg yolk or mayonnaise, and mustard. Add the anchovies and mash with the back of a fork until it forms a paste. Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper. Whisking constantly, slowly drizzle in the olive oil, a bit at a time, until it is completely emulsified. Set aside.

3. In a serving bowl, combine the lettuce with the salad dressing and toss to combine. Top with the croutons and shaved or grated cheese, to taste. Serve immediately.

 

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