Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Caesar Salad

Caesar salad is a favorite in restaurants, but do you make it at home? With a few simple ingredients, you can dress up dinner, add variety to your family's diet, and pack in the nutrition of green leafy romaine.

While the appetizer-sized Caesar salad is a perfect accompaniment to dinner, consider making a larger portion and topping it with shrimp, steak, or grilled chicken marinated in Caesar dressing.

Caesar Salad

Romaine lettuce, chopped

Caesar dressing
Shredded Parmesan
Fresh ground black pepper, optional

Place romaine in a big mixing bowl and add 1 TBS Caesar dressing. Mix to coat the leaves. Add 1 more TBS at a time, mixing well after each one until each leaf has a light coat of dressing. It always takes less dressing than you think, so don't drench the romaine. If too much dressing is used, add more lettuce.

Put the dressing-coated romaine in serving bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan and a few croutons. Salads can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for an hour or two, but add the croutons just before serving. Enjoy!


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