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caesar salad ingredients ©️ Nel Brouwer-van den Bergh

Caesar Salad

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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6


Making the sauce

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 6 tbsp sunflower, rape seed or olive oil or a mixture
  • 2-3 salted anchovy fillets
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • a pinch of salt
  • a squeeze of honey
  • 1 clove garlic
  • squeeze of the black pepper mill
  • 1 tbsp shaved Parmesan cheese

The salad

  • 1 cup croutons (store bought; if self made see remarks
  • 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese


Making the sauce

  • juice the half lemon
  • Mix the egg yolk with the mustard, some salt, some pepper, the vinegar and 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Add a squeeze of honey
  • Start adding the oil under vigorous whisking
  • When the mayonnaise is getting thick, make the anchovies small with a fork and mix.
  • Add the Parmesan
  • Check the consistency: this sauce should be slightly thinner than mayonnaise
  • If required add some lemon juice

Bringing the salad together

  • Shave the Parmesan by using a slicer/shaver and a hard piece of Parmesan
  • Mix the salad leaves, the dressing, the shaved Parmesan and the croutons, just before serving. You could toss it at the table as Caesar did for his guests


Method: raw
Food allergy & intolerance information: dairy
Keyword anchovies, Caesar Salad, croutons, garlic, lemon juice, lime
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