After a long time, I finally got to write the first recipe for my page! YIP YIP HOORAY! And it’s a recipe for Classic Caesar Salad. Who doesn’t love that? Just an amazing and simple salad.
Why did it take so long? No idea. Just never took time to take nice photos and I never wrote down a recipe. Because it was always just improvising and by the time I was finished I didn’t remember what I’ve put in.
So here it goes …
What makes a salad a Caesar Salad?
To make original Ceasar Salad you need these components. Romaine salad, croutons, and dressing that originally consists of eggs, anchovies, garlic, Dijon mustard, olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and Parmesan cheese. Most of the homemade dressings use mayonnaise instead of just eggs.
How to make my own croutons?
Very easy. You can use any stale, old bread you have at home. Just cut it into cubes toss with some olive oil and herbs. I usually put on salt and pepper, garlic powder, thyme or oregano, and some parmesan. There are no limits with this.
Then when you mix all that together, put it on a baking sheet and put it in the oven at 190°C (375°F). It should take around 15-20 minutes. Depends on the size of the cubes. If you make more you can save them for later in an airtight container. They should cool down before you close the container.
Now, what about the dressing?
For my dressing I used:
5 anchovies fillets
2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worchester sauce
3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
First of all, I coarsely chopped anchovies fillets and garlic cloves. Then I added all the ingredients into my small food processor. If you don’t have a small food processor, then you can try with a hand blender or just chop everything finer and mix it together.
So I mixed together anchovies, garlic and everything else, but left out salt and pepper just to be safe. Once it is a nice creamy dressing we can stop mixing. Taste it and add ingredients until you are perfectly happy with the taste. I was very happy with the above quantities.
And now to assemble the Caesar Salad
I used 6 Romaine lettuce hearts and it was a perfect amount for the dressing. Two of them in just cut in half and presented it on wooden board. With drizzles of dressing, croutons and shaved Parmesan cheese.
While for the second one, I just cut the lettuce in smaller stripes and then tossed it with the dressing, croutons and shaved parmesan.
As a result, we get incredibly delicious Ceasar Salad!
It should be enough for 4 portions and it will take you around 20 minutes to prepare it.
Let me know how you like it!