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The Best Homemade Caesar Salad

Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
This really is the best homemade Caesar salad! With homemade croutons and a creamy homemade dressing.
How to make the best homemade Caesar salad
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Ingredients

Croutons:

  • 3 cups torn bread cubes , about half of a small loaf
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Heavy pinch of salt

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove of garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Salad:

  • 1 head romaine lettuce , washed and torn or chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • Dressing
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese , grated, shaved or shredded
  • Croutons

Instructions

Make the croutons:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Drizzle bread cubes with enough olive oil so they are all very lightly coated. Toss and add salt.
  • Spread out onto a sheet pan and bake until edges turn brown, 7-10 minutes. Keep a close eye on them so they don't burn, stir and toss them as needed.
  • Set aside while you prepare the rest of the salad. Can be made several days in advance and stored in an airtight container.

Make the dressing:

  • Whisk together all ingredients.
  • Store in the fridge until ready to use. Can be made at least 1 week in advance.

Assemble the salad:

  • In a large bowl, toss the lettuce with enough dressing to lightly coat the leaves (or to your preference). You may not need all of the dressing.
  • Add half of the croutons and Parmesan cheese and toss again.
  • Top with remaining croutons and cheese and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 544mg, Potassium: 70mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 450IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 107mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Annalise

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