homemade charred caesar salad…

15 Mar

caesar salad urbanpocketknife

The first time I had a caesar salad where they didn’t cut up the romaine lettuce was at the 360 revolving restaurant in Toronto back in the early 2000s.  I remember thinking it was clever because you could design your own perfect bite size piece of salad.  No annoying large leaves that you have to wrangle in your mouth or dried out edges.

An ex-boyfriend of mine years ago made me caesar salad from scratch and I was surprised to learn that there were anchovies in it, seems like my brain stored this memory way back in my head.  Well several years later, here I am, making a charred version with some homemade dressing of my own…here’s the recipe!

What you need!
Romaine lettuce (duh) about 4-6 leaves per person
5 anchovies
1 tbsp mayo
1 tsp hot mustard
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp lime or lemon juice
4 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 cup olive oil
salt and pepper
parmesan cheese

What to do!

1.  Throw everything (except oil) into a food processor or if using a hand blender, a tall container.  Blend it all around until nice and creamy.  Slowly add the oil a little at a time and continue blending.  Have a taste and adjust accordingly.  Set aside.

2.  In a large skillet or grill, add some olive oil and on high heat and char the lettuce for about 30 seconds on each side.

3.  Put lettuce on plants and dress with a drizzle of dressing and some parmesan cheese…enjoy!

caesar salad urbanpocketknife


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