I thought I would share my Mom's super simple Caesar salad since it has been a staple on busy weeks over the last few months. This is great with a nice steak or grilled chicken breast and you can always mix it up. Sometimes I add in cherry tomatoes or even sliced black olives. One thing I love the most about this recipe is that you probably already have all the ingredients in your fridge and it doesn't have the anchovy paste like some Caesar salads-perfect for those with seafood allergies.
2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed
(sometimes my family goes crazy and adds in up to 6 cloves)
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 tbs. lemon juice
1 egg, coddled for one minute
up to 1/3 cup olive oil
(I typically average between 1/4 cup and 1/3 cup depending on how much lettuce I have)
1-3 heads of romaine lettuce, washed and torn.
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup of croutons
In a large bowl, mix the garlic, pepper, lemon juice, and egg. Slowly, add the olive oil and mix to combine. Add lettuce and toss. Then add Parmesan cheese and croutons and toss again.
See, simple summer (really year round) salad!
Do you have a go to salad recipe?