Caesar Salad with Crunchy Croutons

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Crisp romaine tossed with a creamy dressing and croutons is a favourite in Courtney's growing repertoire of recipes.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2002

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1/2 head romaine lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Croutons:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 slices crusty bread
Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Method

Croutons:: Brush oil over both sides of bread; cut into 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes and spread on rimmed baking sheet. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven, stirring once, until golden and crisp, 15 to 18 minutes; let cool. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.)

Dressing:: In bowl, whisk together oil, mayonnaise, cheese, vinegar, mustard, anchovy paste, garlic, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.)

In nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crispy, 4 minutes. Let cool on paper towels; crumble.

Meanwhile, tear lettuce into bite-size pieces to make about 10 cups (2.5 L); place in large bowl. Add bacon, cheese, croutons and dressing; toss well to combine.

Nutritional facts <b>Per each of 6 servings:</b> about

  • Sodium 213 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 132.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 6 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 26.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 10.0
  • Vitamin C 15.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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