Romaine Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

I wish I had a nickel for every time I was either asked to make this salad for a gathering, or asked for the recipe for it! The dressing is irresistable! A good description for this is a Caesar Salad gone balistic. It travels well too; I prepare all the ingredients, except the avocado, and pack in separate containers and just assemble it when I get to my destination. So much of this can be done ahead of time that it makes this recipe an excellent choice for a dinner party. Plan on having copies of the recipe available because you will be asked for them! I found this recipe in the Sunset CookBook of Favorite Recipes II.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Tear lettuce into bite-size pieces, you should have about 12 cups.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.
  3. Combine garlic and salt in a small bowl and mash with the back of a spoon into a paste, or (and this is what I do), mash with a mortar and pestle and transfer to a bowl.
  4. Mix garlic paste with lime juice, add egg* and beat until foamy.
  5. Stir in mayo and worcestershire.
  6. This can be made ahead, just cover and refrigerate.
  7. Just before serving, peel, pit and dice avocado.
  8. In a large salad bowl, combine avocado, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, onions and croutons.
  9. Stir dressing and pour over salad then toss until well mixed.
  10. *If you are pregnant or nursing, or have a compromised immune system you may want to consider using a purchased pasteurized egg product.
Most Helpful

5 5

I really enjoyed this salad and dressing, but I have to admit I left out the egg.(I'm just a chicken I guess!) It is a nice change from the sweet and sour dressing I usually make. Thanks for posting this!

5 5

5 5

Fantastic!!!! I doubled the recipe and made it ahead of time to make things easier....guests licked their plates!!!! Forgot to add the parmesan cheese and it was still ridiculously good:)