Sometimes I am in the mood for a Traditional Caesar Salad. It’s always a nice option to have on the table. Of course it’s perfect as a side for any Italian main course, but you could also toss in some rotisserie chicken and make it a complete meal. Very versatile!
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This salad is so simple: Chopped romaine, croutons and some grated parmesan…that’s it! If you live gluten free, use GF croutons, there are so many good choices these days!You may also need GF Worchestershire sauce.
The Caesar Dressing: Whisked Together in Minutes!
Caesar dressing is super easy to make: just whisk together mayo, olive oil, lemon juice, a little dijon mustard, parmesan and Worcestershire sauce (anchovy paste is optional) and toss with the greens. I am going to recommend you make you own mayo for this recipe. There is nothing like homemade and it tastes less mayonnaise-y than even the best store bought mayo. But if you just aren’t up to it, I get it…there are only so many minutes in a day!
Caesar is a great side salad for any main course. But I have a delicious suggestion: serve alongside my Easy Chicken Parmesan!
The Recipe: Traditional Caesar Salad with a Gluten Free Option
Tips and what you will need: (affiliate links) I recommend making your own mayo for the dressing. I swear it’s easy and takes only a minute and you can use the leftovers on sandwiches or this chicken salad. You will need a microplane to grate Parmesan, and a good sea salt. Click for gluten free croutons, GF Worchestershire sauce and anchovy paste (optional).
A quick and easy salad to serve alongside any Italian main course or toss with rotisserie chicken for a complete meal. To make the dressing taste it's best make your own mayo! I provided a link in the blog post.
- 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced or grated on microplane
- ⅔ cup mayo preferably homemade, recipe linked above
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan plus more to grate on top of salad
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon anchovy paste optional
- juice of half a lemon
- 1 generous pinch sea salt a few turns of freshly ground black pepper
- 1 head romaine lettuce washed, dried and chopped
- 1 cup croutons link to GF options above
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
The Dressing: Whisk together all ingredients and set aside
Toss desired amount of dressing with prepared romaine, add croutons and top with freshly grated parmesan. Serve!
Enjoy my friends and if you would like to try a non traditional Caesar salad, try my Caesar Salad with Prosciutto and Perfectly Poached Egg! ~ Linda Spiker
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