My mom’s multi-talented bestie, Brenda, has treated us to many a homemade meal. This salad is one of my favorites because of the lightness and crisp bite of the salad dressing. Caesar salad, at least this one, is the perfect complement to an Italian holiday meal (or any meal for that matter). Thanks for sharing Brenda!
3/4 cup olive oil
4 Tb lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp anchovy paste, or to taste
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1 head romaine lettuce, torn into small pieces
extra parmesan cheese to mix into salad
Put the lemon juice, garlic, 1/2 cup Parmesan, anchovy paste, mustard, salt, and pepper in a blender or cuisinart and blend until smooth. With the blender or cuisinart running, slowly add the 3/4 cup oil.
Make croutons ahead of time or use store bought.
To assemble salad, add extra parmesan cheese (freshly shaved is best) and croutons to the torn romaine lettuce. Toss with the dressing just prior to serving.
Recipe compliments of Brenda Macklin