Caesar's Salad
Caesar's Salad
Try this quick and easy Caesar's salad recipe by Michael Smith from Chef Michael's Kitchen.
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Tossing
  • Preparation Time 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time 20 minutes
  • Yield 2 servings
Ingredients
  • For the croutons:
  • 4 slices of rustic white bread, cubed or torn
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • For the dressing:
  • 1 head of garlic, peeled
  • 50 grams can of anchovies, not drained
  • 4 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • 1½ cups of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • The juice and zest of 3 lemons
  • For the salad:
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce, washed and torn
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup of Grana Padana Parmesan, grated or thinly sliced
Method
  1. For the croutons:
  2. Preheat your oven to 375°F. Infuse the olive oil with garlic by heating the olive oil and garlic in a small saucepan until gently sizzling, remove and let cool slightly
  3. Sprinkle the bread cubes with water then toss with the olive oil. Scatter on a baking tray and toast in the oven until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. The water will help the crouton interior stay chewy while the oil will crisp the exterior
  1. For the dressing:
  2. In your blender or food processor pulse the garlic, anchovies and salt to a paste
  3. Add the remaining dressing ingredients and process to a smooth dressing
  1. For the salad:
  2. Soak the romaine lettuce in cold water, transfer to a salad spinner and spin dry. Transfer to a large bowl and top with the basil leaves
  3. Dress lightly, reserving any leftover dressing in the refrigerator for your next salad, garnish with croutons and cheese, serve and share

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