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Caesar Salad with Sourdough Croutons

    Romaine hearts are drizzled with a cheesy, garlicky Caesar dressing then topped with crunchy, sourdough croutons.

    Caesar Salad Recipe

    There is nothing quite like a classic, traditional Caesar salad, am I right? Crunchy, savory, salty, and cheesy – it’s the ultimate side dish to serve alongside anything from fish to chicken to beef.

    Sprinkling Parmesan on Caesar Salad

    The best part about making Caesar salad at home is that you can control the quality of ingredients. While delicious, I have found that store-bought and restaurant versions can be a bit too heavy and caloric for my taste.

    Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

    In reality, a flavorful Caesar dressing doesn’t need to be super complicated or laden in fat and calories.

    Adding Lemon to Dressing
    Adding Sauce to Dressing

    Made with bright lemon juice, fresh garlic, Dijon mustard, anchovy paste and parmesan cheese, the end result a light and cheesy vinaigrette that is a lot healthier than a super creamy, heavy, thick Caesar salad dressing.

    Caesar Salad Recipe

    Of course, the best part of a Caesar salad is the crunchy croutons on top! You can certainly use store-bought but making homemade croutons is as simple as tossing curbed bread with olive oil, salt and garlic powder. Want to make cheesy croutons? Toss that in to the mix too!

    Traditional Caesar Salad Recipe
    Garnishing Caesar Salad

    When serving, don’t be afraid to garnish with extra parmesan cheese on top.

    Liz Eating Caesar Salad

    Frequently asked questions:

    How long with the Caesar salad dressing last in the refrigerator?

    The dressing will last up to 5 days in an air-tight, refrigerated container.

    Can I omit the anchovy paste?

    Yes absolutely – no need to include it.

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    Easy Caesar Salad Dressing with Sourdough Croutons

    Caesar Salad with Sourdough Croutons

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    Romaine hearts are drizzled with a cheesy, garlicky Caesar dressing then topped with crunchy, sourdough croutons.
    PREP: 10 mins
    TOTAL: 10 mins
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    Servings: 4

    Ingredients
     

    • 2 hearts of romaine (halved, lengthwise)

    Caesar Dressing

    • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
    • 1 clove garlic (minced)
    • 1 tablespoon anchovy paste (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 lemon (juiced)
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon pepper

    Sourdough Croutons

    Instructions
     

    • Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees. Toss bread cubes in a bowl with olive oil, salt, garlic powder and cayenne then spread in an even layer on baking sheet. Bake until golden brown and crunchy, about 20 minutes.
    • Whisk together dressing in a bowl; set aside.
    • When you're ready to assemble, place romaine hearts on a platter and drizzle with dressing and top with croutons.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1romaine heart and 2 tablespoons dressingCalories: 278kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 6gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 1211mgPotassium: 225mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 5074IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 115mgIron: 2mg
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