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Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad is one of my families favorites.  Minus the hubby.  He does not partake ever (I think its the anchovies). NO ONE understands why he could possibly not like it. What is not to like with Garlic and Parmesan Cheese and all the yumminess that makes us all smile? Not to mention the croutons! But I must say we have convinced him to eat this recipe and he loves it. NO anchovies here!

I started with the croutons so they would have time to cool and be ready to make this salad perfection.  There is just something about Olive Oil and Garlic.  Who can resist? Not me 🙂

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This may not be your traditional Caesar Dressing but it is quick and one we love.  You can add other ingredients to it as you like or adjust the current ones to your tase!  Also egg and anchovies are not in this recipe, but if you want them go right ahead. I may try that one day but for now this one my kids and hubby eat and love it.  Thus I am sticking to it!

Caesar Dressing

Chop up the Romaine Hearts with a knife.

Romaine Hearts

Throw in them a bowl with your Parmesan Cheese and Croutons.  Then just toss on about 1/2 of the dressing.  Add as much as you would like!  Now eat it all up!

Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons

 Salad Ingredients
3 Heads of Romaine Lettuce Hearts
2 Cloves of Garlic
3 Tablespoons of Mayo
1 1/2 to 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
1/2 of a Large Lemon – about 2 Tablespoons
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire
1/4 teaspoon Salt
White or Black Pepper to taste
1/2 Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese (or more if you love it)

Crouton Ingredients
1/2 French Loaf or Baguette
1/4 cup Olive Oil
2 whole cloves Garlic
Salt to taste

Crouton Instructions

  • Heat olive oil on stove top
  • Add whole cloves of garlic ( I like to crush the garlic before adding) and Stir for 5 minutes.
  • Slice and Cube Bread
  • Put Bread in bowl and toss with the Garlic Infused oil
  • Bake on sheet pan at 200° for 1 hour.  Give the pan a shake occasionally to ensure even baking.
  • Turn up oven to 400°  for just a few minutes at the end.  Watch them until they are golden brown and delicious.

 Salad Instructions

  • Wash and Dry Romaine Lettuce Hearts.  Chop the lettuce with a knife.
  • Shred your Parmesan Cheese with a box grater.
  • Toss Salad with 1/2 of dressing and 1/2 of cheese.  This will allow you to judge how much you would like to dress your salad.  Add more to taste.
  • Add cooled croutons and toss!


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  1. I guess we are going to have Pasta Fagioli and Caesar Salad for dinner! Oh and some bread sticks. Olive Garden here we come!! LOL I’m Just Joking!!! Maybe!!

    1. Well now you can make it at home if you want! I have a recipe for their dressing too I will have to share soon. It was pretty close. It’s always nice to go out too sometimes!

  2. Caesar salad is my favorite salad. Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty. We hope you’ll party with us again this Friday.

    1. Mine too Bonnie! Thank you for checking out my blog! Hope you try the recipe soon. Look forward to next weekends party!