While salads are definitely great in the summer, a delicious Caesar salad is perfect all year round! Add some chicken or salmon and your side salad instantly becomes a meal. The following recipe is from Chef Robert Weaver at Lady Luck Casino Marquette.
1 clove garlic, minced
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 lemons, juiced
2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated plus extra for garnish
black pepper, freshly-ground
2 heads Romaine lettuce, torn
Make the dressing:
Put the garlic, egg yolks, mustard, lemon juice, and water into a blender and process for 30 seconds until the mixture is smooth. With the blender running, pour the olive oil in slowly for the dressing to emulsify.
Stir in the Parmesan cheese, a pinch of salt and a couple of grinds of black pepper; set aside or refrigerate the dressing if you will not be using it right away.
Assemble the salad:
Tear the lettuce into a large bowl. Add croutons.
Add enough dressing to coat the salad to your liking. Add some extra Parmesan and toss the salad well.