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Classic Caesar Salad

Classic Caesar Salad

About 4 to 6 Servings

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1 tsp anchovy paste

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp Dijon mustard

Juice from ½ lemon

Worcestershire sauce

Freshly ground black pepper

Extra virgin olive oil

Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese



2 heads romaine lettuce, cut into 1” pieces



To Prepare Dressing:

In a small bowl whisk together anchovy paste, garlic, mustard, and lemon juice.  Add a dash or two of Worcestershire sauce and fresh ground pepper.  Add about 1/4 cup of olive oil and whisk.  Add a bit more olive oil if the dressing is thick.


To Prepare Salad:

In a large bowl, toss romaine lettuce with the dressing.  Sprinkle Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese on top and add extra pepper if desired.  Serve fresh or chilled.


Preparation Tips:

Don’t be scared of using anchovy paste. The paste adds flavor (and salt) and works much better than anchovy filets.


Caesar salad can be part of a healthy diet provided you don’t pour on the cheese or top off with croutons.


The key to a great Caesar salad is to use dry lettuce. If the lettuce is wet, the dressing won’t coat the leaves and your salad will end up soggy.