Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Caesar Salads My Way

I come from a family that doesn't like cheese, especially parmesan cheese!!  When we go out to dinner and there's a Caesar salad on the menu, my parents ask if there's cheese in the dressing, if it's on the plate, etc.  "NO CHEESE!" they tell the waiter.  It's pretty embarrassing, but kinda funny to see two people that hate cheese this much.  Anyway, my mom makes Caesar dressing, without cheese of course, and now I make mine without cheese too!  Although I do like a little cheese on top of my salad.  My recipe is eggless and has no anchovies.  Although I don't mind adding anchovies, this time around I didn't have it on hand.  I do prefer the anchovy paste rather than the actual whole anchovies.  Also, you'll notice that in my salad there are tomatoes...I just love adding tomatoes to my Caesar salads, if you don't like them don't include them.

Caesar Salad Dressing
(serves 2)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons spicy dijon mustard

Mix all ingredients together in a mini food processor or blender.  Pour over chopped romaine lettuce, tomatoes, parmesan cheese, and croutons, if desired.  Serve immediately after dressing and enjoy!
Pre-dressing and cheese
All dressed up! 


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