Hail Caesar!

I love Caesar salad, and this is the best recipe I’ve found.

Please don’t leave out the anchovy fillets!  They’re what gives the dressing its zing!!

Ingredients

1 egg yolk
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 anchovy fillets, mashed
Scant 1 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 large head romaine lettuce, cleaned and cut into 1 to 2-inch pieces
Freshly grated Parmesan
2 cups croutons

Directions

In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, lemon juice, garlic, Worcestershire, pepper flakes, mustard, and anchovies. Slowly whisk in the oils to emulsify. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.

Place the lettuce in a large bowl. Sprinkle with Parmesan and black pepper. Drizzle with desired amount of dressing and toss well. Sprinkle top with croutons.

Honey Garlic Vinaigrette

This is a simple yet delicious salad dressing. Also great as a marinade.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Directions

  1. In a container, combine oil, vinegar, honey, and garlic. Cover, and shake until blended. Set aside for 45 minutes, to allow flavors to combine. Shake again before serving.