I *love* Caesar salad, and can feel good eating this homemade version.
1 large head romaine lettuce
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 lemon, halved
fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
Wash romaine under cold running water. Trim core, and separate stalk into leaves; discard wilted or discolored portions. Shake leaves to remove moisture. Cut coarse ribs from large leaves; tear leaves into bite-size pieces and place in large salad bowl.
Combine olive oil, vinegar, Worcestershire, salt, and garlic in a jar. Cover tightly, and shake vigorously. 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.