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June 25, 2014 by Laurie McNamara The Best Caesar Salad with Homemade Caesar Dressing

The best Caesar salad salad means: fresh crisp romaine, topped with homemade croutons, Parmesan shavings and a creamy Caesar dressing (minus the anchovies)!

Luckily I’m not one of those people who eat garlic and then goes on to sweat it out of their pours for the next week. Best homemade halloween costumes for couples Unless I am and I don’t know it? I mean, these days I’m only around my kids and well, they haven’t said anything. Best homemade halloween costumes for teens Uh-um I think I would know, right? Suddenly I’m feeling a little self conscious.

Really though, is there such thing as too much garlic? I’m going to have to say ah-no. Overly-garlic garlic bread doesn’t exist.


Simple homemade halloween costumes for women Too much garlic in spaghetti sauce… no.such.thing. Best homemade halloween costumes for women So of course when I found a giant clove of garlic attached to the bulb I was riddled with excitement and an “oh-heck-yes” tore from my mouth. Cute easy homemade halloween costumes for women I swear it you guys this thing was as big as my palm, but you’ll see in a few scrolls of the mouse.

The only thing I like more than garlic… is bread. Easy homemade ice cream recipes for ice cream makers So you’re probably not shocked that I love a salad that consists of lettuce, toasted bread cubes topped shavings of Parmesan and smothered in a garlicky Caesar dressing. Simple homemade biscuits without milk I mean FOR REAL!

I’ve made a creamy Caesar dressing a few years ago ( and put it on a BLT club sandwich – whaaat?!). Quick and easy homemade christmas gifts for kids It was a classic version that calls for anchovies. Best homemade christmas gifts for kids Wouldn’t you know my family would NOT eat it once they found out I made it with anchovies. Simple homemade christmas gifts for kids So since I was making spaghetti to go along with my Caesar salad, I wanted to make a Caesar dressing without anchovies. 35 easy homemade halloween costumes for kids Worcestershire sauce is a great way to substitute that anchovieness… probably because it’s made from anchovies, but whatever… just don’t tell my family.

I stopped into Kroger just to pick up some strawberries and there was this bin FILLED with purple-veined garlic. Easy homemade christmas tree ornaments for kids Even though I just bought a sleeve of garlic bulbs the other day, I couldn’t ignore PURPLE VEINED GARLIC? I had to have it. The italian homemade company san francisco I’m ridiculous.

I mean look at this sucker. Italian homemade bread recipe It’s probably equivalent to two maybe three garlic cloves.

Throw 2-3 garlic cloves into a small food processor and pulse until minced.

Add in a cup of mayo. Homemade meatballs crockpot Homemade or store bought, it’s all up to you.

And about a half cup of freshly grated Parmesan. Italian homemade company menu You know it’s legit parm with it has that rind.

Secure the lid, turn that baby on and slowly drizzle in the 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil.

Season with a 1/4 teaspoon of coarse black pepper and process again until smooth, scrape down the sides so you don’t miss out on any extra garlic. Homemade meatballs with grape jelly and chili sauce ??

The Parmesan, in my opinion, adds the perfect amount of saltiness… but feel free to add salt if you think it needs it.

Secure a tight fitting lid and refrigerate until ready to serve.

So I’m obsessed with the bread. The italian homemade company sf It’s made in Traverse City, Michigan so unless you’re from the mitten… you are out of luck! It’s worth the six dollars a loaf because there’s no doubt I won’t find a good way to use up every single slice and crumb. Homemade bbq meatballs crockpot Like croutons.

This is a seven grain loaf, so it adds good chewy texture and well 7 grains means its super healthy, right? Grab about five or six slices of your favorite bread.

Drizzle them with a good amount of olive oil. The italian homemade company menu Don’t be shy, load’em up.

Toss and season with pinches of kosher salt and black pepper. Best homemade halloween costumes 2016 Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes until golden, crispy and perfect.

Pat dry with paper towel. Easy homemade dog treats with peanut butter Give it a good, rough chop and throw it into your largest, most favorite bowl in the whole universe.

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Add in the mayo, ground mustard, Dijon, Worcestershire and Parmesan. Homemade italian meatballs Secure the lid and slowly pour in the olive oil. Homemade meatballs recipe Season with a 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper and pulse until combined. Homemade baked meatballs Pour in a container with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cut the bread into cubes, place on a rimmed sheet pan and toss with olive oil, two pinches of kosher salt and black pepper. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden and crispy. Homemade meatballs easy Remove and let cool.

Wash, dry and chop the romaine. Homemade meatballs and sauce Place the lettuce into a large bowl and top with the cooled croutons and Parmesan shavings.

Plate and serve with the homemade Caesar dressing and more black pepper if desired.

That purple-veined garlic caught me by surprise too! Just got some from Kroger the other day. Recipe for homemade meatballs ?? Salad looks yummy!

In Fort Wayne, Indiana we have a family owned chain of Italian restaurants called “Casa.” They have a wonderful house salad that I think you would adore with a Caesar type dressing. Homemade beef meatballs It’s famous here and rightfully so. Meatballs homemade It’s my favorite salad of ALL TIME.

Here’s a great copycat recipe in case you want to try: http://kateiscooking.blogspot.com/2010/06/casa-dangelo.html

Hi Laurie – I believe you left out the red wine vinegar in the bottom recipe. Homemade bbq meatballs Might want to edit that ??

Delicious recipe for Caesar salad dressing! Thanks for posting! Your photos are beautiful, however, there are too many! It would be nice to have the recipe posted before the photos. Homemade italian meatballs baked I am an experienced cook and really just want the recipe.

This is delicious! Going to make this one a regular! BTW The red wine vinegar is in the ingredient list but was left out of the instructions. Homemade spaghetti meatballs It should be added with the rest of the ingredients. How to make homemade meatballs Hesitant and new cooks will be a little tripped up by that.

I was out of dressing and needed something quick and easy. Cooking homemade meatballs The whole family loves Caesar, but I didn’t have any anchovies so that’s how I came across your ‘caesar dressing without anchovies” on Google.

This recipe is fantastic, and is the only Caesar dressing we eat now. Homemade easy meatballs It made a completely full pint jar of dressing, and you don’t need to use much. Easy homemade meatballs It is fantastic! And the bonus is that I am in control of what we are eating! Absolutely DELISH!!! Thanks so much for the recipe!

I’m so happy to hear that Joey! Thanks for leaving such an awesome comment ??

This is so good! It’s a dressing you want to eat with a spoon! Sometimes I find the garlic too strong when the dressing is fresh, but the flavour mellows as the dressing ages in the fridge. Italian homemade meatballs I keep this one on hand! Thank you, Laurie!

Simply delicious! With a family that turns their noses up at raw eggs and actual anchovy fillets…I am always looking for great Caesar dressings, and you have offered a perfect one to add to my repertoire! “Thank You” Laurie so much for ‘The Keeper’! It was by accident that I came upon your blog and it has been a delight. Homemade meatballs in sauce The photographs and the concise instructions are beautifully done; you are now in my ‘Favourites’! (Just as a side note…the inclusion of the red wine vinegar has been omitted in the instructions. Homemade pork meatballs That is why the step-by-step pictures are a great tool for confirmation!)

Looks great! I do hate to break it to you though that I don’t believe this is anchovy free. Homemade meatballs with ground beef The Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce you are using has anchovies in it. Homemade sauce and meatballs :\

You’re probably right! I have since started making my own Worcestershire sauce — anchovy-free. Baking homemade meatballs Here’s the link, if you’re interested! ?? http://www.simplyscratch.com/2015/02/homemade-worcestershire-sauce.html

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