Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Caesar Salad Dressing



Disclaimer:  I am not particularly fond of Caesar Salad or the dressing.

The croutons,on the other hand, I kinda like those.

But not so much anything else.

My cherubs, on the other hand, really like Caesar salad.

Sometimes, I'm nice and give a salad choice.

When I do that I make 2 Caesar salads for them and 2 different salads for me and the Mr.

However, we were going to dinner at a friend's house and I agreed to take a salad.

I gave them a choice.

Her reply, "OH!  We like either!"

My girl cherub was the deciding vote -- Caesar won!

But because my friend is a good cook -- I had to go above and beyond and make homemade croutons . . .

 .  . . AND homemade Caesar dressing!

Since I don't have  a dressing recipe, I began to search.

The basic difference I found:  either it's "real" and it's made with oil and egg yolk, or it's "kinda real" and it's made with mayonnaise as the base.

Because my air is out again -- and I didn't really want to serve raw eggs (or the anchovies) to the children, I went with the "kinda real" version.

You know what, I may become a fan of Caesar dressing!

Caesar Salad Dressing

1 1/4 tsp. minced garlic cloves (I use the jarred stuff . . .already done for you!)
2 TBSP lemon juice
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 cup mayonnaise,
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
In a medium bowl, whisk together the garlic, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Add the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and whisk until well combined.

Taste and adjust the seasonings to your preference.

Serve over torn romaine lettuce, croutons, and shaved Parmesan cheese.

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