Vegetarian Caesar Salad

Vegetarian Caesar Salad

Vegetarian Caesar Salad
Since I started making my own salad dressings, I've not once purchased the bottled kind at the store. The premade varieties are rather expensive in comparison, and tend to be full of preservatives and of inferior quality and taste. Besides, it's ridiculously easy to make up a cup or more of fresh dressing, like my famous Caesar dressing for example.

I was on the lookout for a really good creamy Caesar salad dressing for years, and my search came to an end while browsing through the food section of a newspaper. I modified it a bit and now it's a staple recipe, as it's the best Caesar salad dressing I've ever tasted. Many of my dinner guests have requested the recipe after tasting my Caesar salad.

Vegetarian Caesar SaladVegetarian Caesar Salad
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Published on March 27, 2007

Zesty vegetarian Caesar salad with classic flavors

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Ingredients:
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • lots of fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup of fresh grated or shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, broken into pieces
  • juice of 1 lemon (optional)
Instructions:
  • Combine mayonnaise, vinegar, garlic, mustard and black pepper in a bowl. Whisk until well blended. Taste and add more mayonnaise, red wine vinegar and/or black pepper as desired.

  • Drizzle in the oil and add 1/2 cup of the grated or shaved Parmesan cheese.

  • Pour the dressing over the lettuce and toss gently with the lemon juice if using. Scatter the remaining Parmesan cheese and crack more black pepper over top, and serve.

Makes 4 to 6 servings

3 comments:

Reg said...

This site is better than porn and tastier too!

The green beans a few posts back look fantastic. I have Indian on the menu for my place tomorrow night. I can hardly wait...

Lisa said...

What did you have for dinner reg? Care to share?

Reg said...

Funny you should ask (go visit Mitchieville and all will be revealed).

Hugs - Reg