Recipe by Brandess
This is the only dressing I will ever use for Caesar Salad. It is from the creator of the Caesar Salad, Cesar Cardini. You can make it, like I do, or you can buy it in the store. It's a large bottle for 6.99 but this dressing goes a long way. NOTE that the original salad did not have bacon, croûtons or anchovy in it, but you can add them.
Top Review by Vicki in CT
Pretty good, 3.5 stars. Maybe I'm biased as I'm used to the more authentic Caesar salad version with anchovies and lemon juice but still all in all a good dressing. Photo to follow soon. :)
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 1⁄2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, shredded not grated
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1⁄8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 egg yolk
- 4 1⁄2 tablespoons bacon bits
- 1 head romaine lettuce leaf, chopped
Directions See How It's Made
- Rub crushed garlic around salad bowl. (A wooden bowl is great for this.).
- Add salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, oil, vinegar, worcestershire, egg yolk, bacon bits to bowl and mix together.
- Toss with lettuce right before serving.
- Garnish with shaved parmesan.
- NOTES: If you prefer a more evolved dressing, add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 3-4 anchovies minced finely and then mashed into a paste and mixed well into the dressing. You can also add in croûtons.