Caesar Salad with Fresh Croutons

Ingredients

1 head romaine lettuce

1/4 c olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 clove garlic

1 teaspoon gluten free Worcestershire sauce  (such as The Wizard’s)

½ tsp anchovy paste (or capers for vegetarian option)

Salt and pepper to taste

Method

Wash, spin, and tear up lettuce, set aside.

To make the dressing start with a mortar and pestle to smash garlic, add all other ingredients and bash around until emulsified. Alternatively you can use a garlic crusher and add everything to a mason jar and shake vigorously.

For croutons, slice bread into cubes and in a bowl toss with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Get a pan good and hot and add bread, tossing every few minutes to get all sides golden brown. For added flavour try adding a few chili flakes, rosemary and/or crushed garlic to the mix.

TIP: Make your caesar a meal worthy salad by adding extra protein such as:

  • Hard Boiled egg
  • Roasted chickepeas
  • Grilled Chicken or steak

Kate McMurray, Certified Holistic Nutritionist

katemcmurraynutrition.com