Caesar Salad-No Anchovies, No Eggs

Total Time
10mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
0 mins

Ok, so without the eggs & the anchovies it might not be considered a "true" Caesar salad. But, this is still a really good Caesar-like salad and will please those picky eaters in your family who want Caesar salad, but won't go near it if you include the raw eggs and/or the anchovies. I can hear the purists groaning already, but you can also use the cheese in the "green can" in this if you don't have any fresh Parmesan lying around- it still tastes good either way, although it is best with Parmigiano-Reggiano. NOTE: There are anchovy free versions of Worcestershire Sauce commonly available.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Set lettuce into a large serving bowl.
  2. Place dressing ingredients into a blender (yes all at once), put the lid on your blender, and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour some of the dressing over lettuce, as much or as little as you prefer, and toss well to coat leaves with dressing; I tend to use less and have extra to save for another salad later in the week.
  4. Set one clean hand over your salad bowl and squeeze the lemon half over it- letting the juice drip through your fingers, but catching the pits (discard pits).
  5. Grind some black pepper over the salad to taste.
  6. Add Parmesan cheese and stir to coat.
  7. Taste for seasonings, adding a little more salt, pepper, or cheese if desired.
  8. When the seasonings are correct, add the croutons to the top, give a quick stir, and serve immediately.
  9. This does not keep well- if you need to make in advance, prepare the salad dressing alone and then toss everything together just before serving.