Remarkable Ceasar Salad

There are many versions of Ceasar dressing. I have probably tried almost all of them. I absolutely love a fresh ceasar salad! This recipe is tried and true. If I make it for a group, I always end up being asked for the recipe.

I often serve it with grilled chicken breast on the side or a grilled salmon. The salmon is very good if it is grilled with cajin seasoning.

I always use the best of ingredients. You really do notice the difference.

Caesar Dressing

1 Cup Mayonnaise – I always use Best Foods (Hellmann’s)
2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 clove garlic minced
Anchovy paste. (I use about a ½ inch of paste)
2 Tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan Cheese,
preferably Parmigiano-Reggiano
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and anchovy, Parmesan, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce. Wisk until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Refrigerate.

I always start with a small or medium clove of garlic and taste. You can always add more if needed.

Toss with Romaine lettuce and croutons just before serving. The left over dressing keeps nicely in the refrigerator for about a week.