The best ever Caesar salad made from scratch! Forget about store-bought Caesar salad kits, and make your own at home by following a few easy steps!
romaine lettuce hearts
or 1 large head of romaine lettuce
follow the link for the recipe
For the croutons
one day old bread
torn into ¾ inch pieces
garlic powder or granules
To make garlic croutons
Coat pieces of bread in some olive oil, garlic powder, and salt, then bake in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10-15 minutes or until they're crispy and golden brown.
Remove the croutons from the baking sheet, and allow them to cool completely.
To assemble the salad
Place the lettuce in a large mixing bowl, add the Caesar dressing and toss to combine.
Add the croutons, and the parmesan cheese and toss again. Serve immediately.
Keep in mind that the size of the romaine lettuce head/hearts varies, so use your best judgment on how much dressing you need to use.
The anchovies in the dressing and the parmesan cheese are quite salty, so don't season with salt before tasting the salad. Do a taste test and adjust the seasonings.
Make sure that the lettuce leaves are totally dry for a crispy and fresh salad, use a
. When salad leaves are wet, you will end up with a soggy salad.
Use a large bowl to toss the salad before serving. If you use a small bowl, you will end up bruising the romaine salad leaves which can ruin your salad and make it soggy.
To make a chicken Caesar salad
, add grilled chicken, baked chicken, seared in a pan chicken, or rotisserie chicken.