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The Best Healthy Classic Caesar Salad

The Best Healthy Classic Caesar Salad with homemade caesar dressing, baked sourdough croutons on top of crunchy romaine with a sprinkle of fresh parmesan cheese.

The Best Healthy Classic Caesar Salad with homemade caesar dressing, baked sourdough croutons on top of crunchy romaine with a sprinkle of fresh parmesan cheese.

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Ingredients

Caesar dressing:

  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped anchovies
  • Juice from 1 lemon, squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 cup organic mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigano-Reggiano (freshly grated from the block of cheese)
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Croutons:

  • 3 slices gluten-free sourdough bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (or your favorite bread)
  • 12 tablespoons olive or avocado oil
  • Garlic powder

Salad:

  • Romaine lettuce (amount will vary based off how much you are making! I buy 2 large bags of washed/cut romaine usually and still have leftover dressing)
  • Freshly grated Parmigano-Reggiano
  • I love adding in some grilled chicken, hard boiled eggs and anything I have on hand too

Instructions

  1. Start making the dressing by adding all ingredients to food processor or blender and pulse until smooth and creamy
  2. Pour into a container of choice and set aside
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  4. Toss the bread in some oil and sprinkle desired amount of garlic powder on top
  5. Add bread to baking sheet and bake in oven for about 18-20 minutes (or until crispy to your liking)
  6. To assemble salad, add the lettuce, croutons, cheese and any other mix-in’s you want then drizzled desired amount of dressing and enjoy!

Notes

*Leftover dressing stays good for about 1 week in the fridge. I don’t usually freeze this

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