Mom’s Caesar Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 heads of Romain lettuce cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Juice from 1/2 of a fresh lemon (or 1 tablespoon jarred lemon juice)
  • 1 can of anchovies (filets)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup grated pecorino cheese
  • Croutons
  • Extra grated cheese for the top of the salad
  • Fresh ground black pepper

Directions

To make the dressing:

  • In a small processor, chop garlic.
  • Add entire can of anchovies (oil and all) and process till smooth
  • Add Dijon mustard, lemon, olive oil, and 1/3 cup grated cheese. Process till smooth.
  • Taste – adjust by adding more lemon or Dijon if necessary.

To make the salad:

  • Add cut up lettuce to a salad bowl.
  • Sprinkle with grated cheese (if desired)
  • Add croutons and fresh black pepper.
  • Pour dressing over salad and mix just before serving.

NOTE: If you like a creamier dressing – drizzle olive oil into the processor (you will need one that allows you to add oil while it is going). If you don’t have that type of processor but want a creamier dressing add a 1/4 cup of mayonnaise.

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