Roasted Garlic Caesar Salad Recipe

Is there anyone on Gods green earth who does not adore a phenomenal Caesar Salad recipe ? image: Roasted Garlic Caesar Salad Even my five year old grandson gobbles it up!

There are plenty of variations on how to make Caesar salad recipes and many different variations caesar salad dressing recipes. I have a few myself, see my upcoming cookbook Romano/Toscano Top Secret Recipes . However, this particular Italian salad recipe is second to none! Creamy and full of flavor with roasted garlic and tangy dressing, this recipe is always a hit. Add in some toasted slivered almonds or pine nuts and some dried cranberries to make it a healthy celebration of flavor!

Roasted Garlic Caesar Salad Recipe

Ingredients
  1. Fresh head Romaine lettuce or bag of organic Romaine hearts
  2. 1 whole lemon, cut into wedges
  3. 4 - slices bacon (broiled and crumbled)
Caeser Salad Dressing Recipe
  • 1 large whole garlic bulb, roasted
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp mustard powder or 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 and 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 anchovies-optional
  • 1/3 cup fresh grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup plain organic yogurt or Greek plain yogurt

Optional: 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds (few drops of olive oil, sprinkle of garlic powder and place under broiler until lightly toasted. Optional: 2 tbsp dried cranberries

Preparation
  1. Brush garlic with olive oil and wrap in tinfoil, bake at 350 for 1 hour.
  2. Squeeze garlic cloves into food processor or container for hand blender.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients and blend until creamy.
  4. Chill in refrigerator until ready to mix on salad.
  5. Serve lemon wedges on side of salad.

Note: I usually serve with garlic toast or Italian bread etc so, as a rule I do not add croutons, but that is completely optional.

Prep time: 30 min.
Cook time: 60 min.
Serves: 6
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Health Benefits:

Garlic lowers cholesterol levels and blood sugar which helps prevent heart attack and stroke. When crushed, raw cloves releases allicin, which has been shown to be a more potent antibiotic than penicillin and tetracycline.

Lemons have so many health benefits. From losing weight to controlling blood sugar levels. Lemons help with digestion, skin care, toothaches when messaged on the gums, and it's anti bacterial properties help fight infections in the throat area. Use it!

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