Friday, June 10, 2011

Simple Caesar Salad

If you have eaten at my family's house at any point in time, you know that a good salad is just as important as the main dish. It's the finishing touch of any good meal and with fresh ingredients and a drizzle of something delicious, you can never go wrong. Salads make a regular appearance in this newlywed nest and there are no rules when it comes to tossing these together. We like to mix things up around here with unconventional ingredients (think fruit and sweet potatoes) atop greens or leafless salads containing no lettuce at all. But every now and then, something familiar just hits the spot. Enter the Caesar Salad. A restaurant staple, and good almost everywhere you dine, crisp romaine lettuce topped with tangy, salty dressing never fails. I came across this simple Caesar dressing recipe courtesy of Rachel Ray and we now have a new go-to dressing when a simple vinaigrette just doesn't cut it. Don't mind the anchovies, you can barely taste them!

Quick Caesar Dressing
recipe from Rachel Ray

4 anchovies
2 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp. dijon mustard
2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

In a blender, puree anchovies, garlic, lemon juice and mustard. Mix in olive oil and cheese.

1 comment:

  1. I am definitely going to make this dressing! I love anchovies! :)