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Hearty Greens Caesar Salad

Prep Time:20 Minutes
Cook Time:15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

This is a classic recipe for Caesar Salad and is finished with garlic Parmesan croutons.


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 3 cups hearty bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 2 ounces finely grated Parmesan cheese, (about 1 cup), divided
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 anchovies
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 4 ounces hearty greens, quartered and soaked for 1 hour


  • 1. Preheat the Egg to 375°F using indirect heat. In small bowl, olive oil with minced garlic and whisk for 30 seconds. Transfer to a fine mesh strainer set over a large bowl and press with the back of a spoon to extract as much oil as possible, leaving garlic behind. Reserve pressed garlic separately. Add bread cubes to garlic oil and toss to coat. Add 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, season to taste with salt and pepper, and toss again.
  • 2. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until croutons are pale golden brown and crisp, about 15 minutes. Remove from the Egg and toss with 2 more tablespoons Parmesan. Allow to cool.
  • 3. While croutons bake, make the dressing. In a food processor, combine egg yolk, lemon juice, anchovies, Worcestershire sauce, pressed garlic, and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese. With processor running, slowly drizzle in canola oil until a smooth emulsion forms. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl. Whisking constantly, slowly drizzle in remaining 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil. Season to taste generously with salt and pepper.
  • 4. To serve, toss lettuce with a few tablespoons of dressing, adding more if desired. Once coated, add half of remaining cheese and 3/4 of croutons and toss again. Transfer to salad bowl and sprinkle with remaining cheese and croutons. Serve.

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