Saturday, March 15, 2014

Caesar Salad with Croutons

This is our Saturday pizza night salad.  It's clean, refreshing and goes great with pizza.  My husband makes the dressing with olive oil, vinegar, and garlic.  The croutons are optional and we don't make them all the time, but they are delicious!

for the croutons:

Good quality bread, about 2 cups cubed
olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 325°F.  Place the bread cubes on a baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil and mix to lightly coat the bread cubes.  Add garlic, salt and pepper and mix again.  Spread the bread in a single layer on the sheet and bake for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and crunchy.

for the dressing:

4 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
12 Tablespoon worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons lemon juice

Mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

for the salad:
12 head of romaine, chopped
cherry tomatoes, halved or quarted
parmesan cheese, grated
salt and pepper

Mix the salad ingredients together in a salad bowl.  Add the croutons and toss with the dressing. Serve immediately.

Serves 2 large servings or 4 small

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