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Allen's Caesar Salad

Recipe Information
Garlicy caesar with healthy celery in place of croutons

Allen Miglore

Serves/Makes:4 (you'll want seconds)

  • 1 head crisp romaine lettuce, washed, dried, torn
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) olive oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) balsamic vinegar (or less)
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) anchovy essence OR 1 tsp (5 ml) anchovy paste
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) Worcestershire sauce (or more)
  • 1/2 to 1 lemon, juice of
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced (2 if small)
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) parmesan cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper
  • Add garlic to a large salad bowl.
  • Add olive oil and stir and let sit for a few minutes.
  • Add vinegar, anchovy essence, Worcestershire, and lemon juice, and stir.
  • You can let this sit while you prepare the rest of your meal.
  • Just before serving, add lettuce and celery and toss
  • Add parmesanand fresh ground pepper before a final toss.
  • Serve immediately.
If you don't care for anchovies leave them out and add a little salt to taste. If you can't find anchovy essence, then use 1 t. anchovy paste or minced anchovies. If the lemon is very juicy you might want to only use 1/2. This recipe is great with cooked chicken or shrimp added.