Fresh and Zesty Caesar Salad
Picture yourself basking in the warmth of a lazy summer afternoon, a refreshing Caesar salad in hand. This Fresh and Zesty Caesar Salad recipe is a delightful symphony of crisp romaine lettuce, tangy dressing, and savory croutons. It’s not just a salad; it’s a journey through flavors and textures that dance on your palate.
- 1 large head of romaine lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup croutons (homemade or store-bought)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Toss the torn romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and half of the grated Parmesan cheese in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, minced garlic, and Dijon mustard.
- While whisking, slowly drizzle in the olive oil to emulsify the dressing. Season with salt and pepper.
- Pour the dressing over the lettuce mixture and toss until well coated.
- Sprinkle the remaining grated Parmesan cheese over the salad along with the croutons.
- Serve immediately as a refreshing appetizer or pair it with grilled chicken for a complete meal.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
A delightful and zesty Caesar salad that combines the freshness of romaine lettuce with a tangy homemade dressing.
Nutrition information: Calories: 220, Total Fat: 15g, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 7g
Picture yourself savoring each crunchy bite, the flavors melding together in a perfect balance. This Fresh and Zesty Caesar Salad is more than just a dish—it’s a reminder of the simple joys of summer, shared meals, and the art of crafting flavors that tantalize the senses. So gather your loved ones, embrace the season, and enjoy the symphony of tastes that this salad brings to your table.