Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Caesar Salad Dressing


This caesar salad dressing recipe came from my mom.  She always has a jar of it in the fridge and I would sit at the kitchen counter with a head of romaine lettuce, break off pieces and stick them in the jar.  If she made it for a get together, holiday, or party, she would make extra and put it in little jars so if someone loved it, she could send a little jar home with them.  It's a better-the-next-day dressing, so make it ahead of time.  Try to ignore what you're putting into it.  Just trust me.  It's good.

Because I made this for Easter dinner, I made my own croutons.  I've never made croutons before but now that I have, I won't ever buy them premade.  These were SO good!  I bought a small "artisan baguette" (it looked like a mini loaf of good bread, the size of a hoagie) for $0.90 at Super Target.  I was only making croutons for two people so that made more sense.  I took it out of the package and let it sit on the counter for a few hours.  Cut it up into little cubes.  Melt a few tablespoons of butter and a splash of olive oil in a skillet over medium.  Dump your cubes into the skillet and add salt, pepper, and minced garlic (I love that little jar of minced garlic that you find in the produce section), and a little garlic salt.  Toss and let them brown until they start to crisp up.  Mine were light golden when I took them out and let them dry on a paper towel.

Caesar Salad Dressing
2 cups mayonnaise
1/2 envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (the cheap shake stuff in the can)
1 tablespoon anchovy paste (I know, just go with it.  It's by the tuna fish.)
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon curry powder

Mix all ingredients together but do not beat them! 




16 comments:

  1. most Caesar Salad dressings have some form of anchovy in it...that's what makes it a caesar dressing.

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    1. I know. But someone who's never made it before might have read it and thought it was gross. Not everyone knows what's in caesar salad dressing.

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  2. I love caesar dressing and this just sounds so good with the homemade croutons! I must try this asap :) Thanks for sharing! xoxo

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  3. Thanks for sharing your mom's recipe. It sounds delicious!

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  4. Thanks for posting caesar dressing is one of my faves!

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  5. I love homemade croutons. There is a restaurant where we live that makes grit croutons - they are so good!

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  6. Yum! My husband loves Caesar salad- looks like I'm adding anchovy paste to my shopping list for tomorrow! :)

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  7. I love Caesar Salad!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe I cannot wait to make it! Also,k I love that you are obsessed with homemade croutons as well, so easy and so delicious :)

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  8. What a different Caesar salad dressing. I learned how to make mine from my Grandmama from her Panama City days during the War and I think yours has a fun different kick with the curry powder and mix. Yours would probably be great for busy Moms and party hostesses, too.

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  9. Hi! I've been following your blog forever! I think this is the first time I've posted, but I'm definitely trying this recipe!

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  10. Sounds so good! Definitely going to make it! Random question.. I love your china and navy check napkins! Where are they from?

    xoxo,

    LMSL

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  11. Is it the whole eggs or just the yolk? Sounds wonderful and easy!

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  12. This is my moms Cesar dressing recipe too! I love it!! It was a favorite when I was a kid!

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  13. This is my moms Cesar dressing recipe too! I love it!! It was a favorite when I was a kid!

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