My aunt makes the most incredible Caesar Salad Dressing and recently my husband and I have had mad cravings for the salty-deliciousness. There is something about cool crisp lettuce tossed with creamy dressing and topped with shredded Parmesan and crunchy croutons. I emailed my aunt for her recipe, but she was in Israel for a family wedding, so I had to fend for myself. I found a recipe by the one and only Martha Stewart. It was so easy to make and was fantastic. It was not creamy like I remember my aunts recipe to be, but it hit the spot when I was in a moment of Caesar desperation.
I combined Martha’s dressing recipe with a few touches of my own for the salad to create this final recipe. I topped the salad with some warm grilled chicken. I LOVE the way a warm protein mixes with the coldness of a Caesar salad.
My husband and I were recently on an “ordering-in binge” which can happen quite easily in NYC with over 10,000 restaurants at your fingertips. It becomes sort of a habit to peruse a menu quickly, call in an order and sit and wait. That whole process can take about an hour and end up costing a pretty penny. This entire meal took 20-minutes to make, which includes prep and cook time. Plus it only cost me $9 (I had to buy anchovies, Parm and lettuce- outside of that, I had everything else in my freezer, pantry or fridge).