Christine's Caesar Salad

  • serves 4
Christine Cushing
Christine Cushing

This dressing is not a regular emulsion because it’s lacking the egg. Once it sits, it will split. Just give it a shake and don’t worry about it. Change up the bread for the croutons – I’ve used pita but you can use Armenian flat bread, French bread, foccaccia, etc.

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Directions for: Christine's Caesar Salad

Ingredients

Dressing

2 clove garlic, minced

1 small anchovy, finely minced or anchovy paste (1 tsp./5 ml)

1 Tbsp red wine vinegar (15 ml)

1 tsp Dijon Mustard (5 ml)

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce (5 ml)

Dash of Tobasco sauce, or taste

Juice of 1/2 lemon

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (60 ml)

2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (30 ml)

Coarse salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Croutons

1 pita (Middle Eastern style or Greek style pita), split, cut in ½-inch cubes

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (15 ml)

1 clove garlic, minced

¼ tsp sumac, optional (1 ml)

1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese (15 ml)

Coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Assembly

2 heads romaine lettuce, washed, trimmed and torn into pieces

3 slices pancetta or regular bacon, pan-fried until crisp and crumbled

2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste (30 ml)

Directions

Dressing

1. Combine garlic, anchovy, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, tobasco and lemon juice in a food processor and pulse until smooth. (Alternatively just whisk by hand instead of using a food processor.) With processor on, pour olive oil in a steady stream into spout (cover is on). Lastly, add 2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Cover and set aside in refrigerator until ready to use.

Croutons

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. In a medium bowl, toss the pita cubes with olive oil, garlic, sumac and Parmesan Cheese, salt and pepper until evenly coated. Spread on a baking sheet. Toast in oven until golden, about 7 to 9 minutes. Cool and set aside.

Assembly

1. In a large bowl, toss lettuce with dressing until well combined. Sprinkle with croutons and toss again. Sprinkle with Parmesan and crumbled pancetta and serve.

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