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



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


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


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)



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.


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.


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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