The main ingredients of the Caesar salad are: romaine lettuce, garlic vinaigrette, egg, anchovies, and Parmesan cheese.
The salad's creation is attributed to an Italian restaurateur in Mexico - Cesare Cardini of Tijuana one holiday weekend in 1924. He supposedly ran short of supplies and concocted this salad from leftovers.
|4||anchovy fillets, finely chopped||16 g|
|1/3 cup||olive oil||85 mL|
|2 cloves||garlic, crushed|
|2 tsp||Dijon mustard||10 mL|
|2 tbsp||wine vinegar||30 mL|
|4 tbsp||Parmesan cheese, grated||12 g|
|1/4 tsp||Tabasco sauce||1.25 mL|
|2 slices||bacon, chopped||40 g|
|1||Romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces||550 g|
|ground pepper to taste [optional]|
Make the dressing:
- Drain the anchovy fillets, pat dry on a paper towel, then mince.
- In a small saucepan, heat one tablespoon of olive oil over moderately low heat. Add the crushed garlic. Cook 2-3 min until softened. Add the minced anchovies, stirring and mashing 1 min to form a paste. Set aside.
- Separate the egg yolks from the whites. Set aside the whites in a jar in the refrigerator or freezer for future use in another recipe.
- In a bowl, whisk together the yolks, mustard, vinegar, grated Parmesan cheese, and Tabasco sauce. Add the remaining olive oil in a stream, whisking, until the dressing is emulsified. Add the garlic and anchovy paste. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
Dress the salad:
- In a nonstick pan, fry the chopped bacon until crisp. Set the bacon aside on a paper towel to absorb the excess fat.
- Wash the romaine lettuce, spin-dry. Reserve the outer leaves for another use. Tear the pale-green inner leaves into bite-size pieces.
- In a salad bowl, toss the romaine with the bacon bits, and the dressing until the salad is well combined. Serve.
Nutrition Facts Table
per 1 Serving (170g)
% Daily Value
Servings of Canada's Food Guide1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
|Vegetables and Fruits :||2 ¼||servings|
|Grain Products :||0||serving|
|Milk and Alternatives :||0||serving|
|Meat and Alternatives :||¼||serving|
ClaimsThis recipe is :
- Source of :
- Calcium, Fibre, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Zinc
- Good source of :
- Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B12
- Excellent source of :
- Folacin, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
- Free :
- Added Sugar
|Meat and Alternatives||½|
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CharlieTrotterjuly 12, 2011 | I would make this recipe again
homeeckymarch 10, 2011
To me it's just not a Caesar salad if it doesn't have a lemony zing.