• Quick Caesar Dressing + Fresh Croutons

May 18, 2017

There is nothing like a good Caesar salad. It's a classic, a crowd pleaser, and an easy way to pull a meal together. We think the secret is in the sauce...and the homemade croutons of course. The combination of these two recipes make for a killer Caesar salad. You are definitely going to want to bookmark these recipes, once you try them you will definitely be hooked! 

Quick Caesar Salad Dressing & Fresh Croutons

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Ingredients:

Caesar Dressing

  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice 
  • 1/4 Mayo
  • 1/4 Finely Grated Parmesan Cheese
  •  2 Cloves of Garlic, Crushed
  • 2 Tsp of Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • Freshly Ground Pepper 

Croutons

  • 1 Loaf of Ciabatta Bread (cut into even cubes)
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil 
  • 1/4 Cup Finely Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • ½ tablespoon of finely chopped oregano
  • ½ tablespoon of finely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • Salt

 

Instructions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350F
  • For the dressing, combine and whisk all together in a bowl, or shake in a jar. 
  • Heat butter and olive oil in a large frying pan. Cut most of the crust off the bread and cut it into very small squares.
  • Once the butter is melted and the oil is hot – add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Turn off the heat.
  • Add the bread cubes and toss them well in the garlic butter.
  • Toss in Parmesan cheese, chopped oregano, black pepper and salt. Toss the croutons so that the herbs and cheese are well distributed.
  • Transfer your seasoned croutons to a sheet pan and spread them out evenly.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes stirring them occasionally until they are nice and toasty...keep an eye, these little gems go from toasty to toast in no time flat!
  • Cool the croutons and store them in a freezer bag or freeze the leftovers.
  • Toss dressing and croutons with fresh, romaine lettuce and enjoy!