Sunday, October 26, 2008

Lighter Caesar Salad

I love caesar salad, but don't love all the calories or that I can't eat the traditional dressing when pregnant! This one has no anchovies or raw egg. :) My kids both love salads, and eat this up.

3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 large head romaine lettuce
1 lemon, halved
fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
garlic croutons

Combine olive oil, vinegar, Worcestershire, salt, and garlic in a jar. Cover tightly, and shake vigorously. Set aside. Wash and trim the romaine lettuce; tear into bite size pieces and place in a large bowl. Pour dressing over romaine; toss gently until coated. Squeeze juice from lemon halves over salad. Grind a generous amount of pepper over salad; sprinkle with cheese. Toss, top with garlic croutons and serve.

**You can make the dressing ahead of time. Don't toss with salad until just before serving.

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