One of the standard sides in my house growing up was Caesar Salad. My mom first used this recipe to impress my dad when they were dating. After almost 30 years of marriage, the recipe is still being used and now passed down to us kids.
This dressing is super easy to make and it tastes as if you ordered it at a 5 star restaurant.
Romaine or Red Lettuce (I added watercress this time around too!)
Fresh Parmesan Cheese
Please note that I do not know exact measurements for this recipe. I taste as I go, and depending on how I am feeling that day it could be heavier on a particular ingredient. The measurements below will work for one large head of romaine or red lettuce.
In a large bowl squeeze some anchovy paste and add about 3-4 tablespoons of Olive Oil. Use a fork to mix it all together.
Add a few cloves of garlic. I use my garlic press so that the garlic comes out minced. Use the fork to press down on the garlic and mix it in with the anchovy and olive oil.
Add a tablespoon of Dijon mustard and the juice of half a fresh lemon. Mix all of the ingredients together. At this point I like to do a taste test. If you like it heavier on either Dijon or lemon juice add more. If it is too strong add more olive oil. Add pepper to taste.
Add the lettuce and sprinkle with fresh Parmesan cheese. Mix thoroughly so all of the leaves are covered with dressing.
To make it a meal add chicken….or shrimp! Mmmm!