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. 1 Egg (Coddled, if you wish, or 2 egg yolks)
  2. 3-4 cloves garlic. minced
  3. 2 teaspoons dry ground mustard
  4. 2 teaspoons Anchovy Paste (optional, adds umami!)
  5. 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  6. Juice of 1 lemon
  7. About 1 cup vegetable or Canola oil (olive oil will get bitter if you beat it up too much)
  8. 2 tablespoon olive oil
  9. 2 bunches Romaine Lettuce hearts, roughly chopped
  10. 1.5-2 cups croutons (you can make your own, but I usually just use store-bought)
  11. 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.

Once emulsified, stir in olive oil.

Combine ingredients 9-10 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.

5 comments

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