Caesar Salad

This Homemade Caesar Salad is tangy, delicious and the perfect compliment to almost any meal.

Time: 10 minutes
Level: Easy
Cost: About $4 (for the whole thing!)
Serves: 4- 6

Ingredients

  1. 2 egg yolks
  2. 3-4 cloves garlic. minced
  3. 2 TSP dry ground mustard
  4. 1 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
  5. Juice of 1 lemon
  6. 1 TSP anchovy paste (optional)
  7. About 1 cup vegetable or Canola oil (olive oil will get bitter if you beat it up too much)
  8. 2 bunches Romaine Lettuce hearts, roughly chopped
  9. 1.5-2 cups croutons (you can make your own, but I usually just use store-bought)
  10. 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

In a Food Processor: Combine ingredients 1-6 in a food processor and pulse a couple of times to break things up a bit.  With the motor running, slowly drizzle oil into the mixture until a thick emulsion begins to form.  Go slowly at first; you can add the oil in more quickly once the emulsion begins to stabilize.

Using an Immersion Blender:  An Immersion Blender makes for easier clean-up.  Find a cup the bottom of which is the same size as the head of your immersion blender.  Combine ingredients 1-6 in the bottom of this cup and insert the head of the blender all the way to the bottom.  Pulse a couple of times to break things up.  With the motor running, slowly drizzle oil into the mixture until a thick emulsion begins to form.  Go slowly at first; you can add the oil in more quickly once the emulsion begins to stabilize.

Combine ingredients 8-10 in a large salad or tossing bowl, season aggressively with fresh ground black pepper, and mix well.  Add desired amount of dressing to salad and toss well.

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