Skip Nav
Food News
The 1 Ingredient That Makes the McCafé Shamrock Drinks Different Than the Shake
Kid-Friendly Recipes
The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Need
Spring
10 Cozy Irish Soups to Make This St. Patrick's Day and Beyond

Grilled Caesar Salad

Grilled Caesar Salad

Grilled Caesar Salad

Notes

If you don't want to make your own dressing, substitute a quality store-bought Caesar dressing to shave off more prep time.

Grilled Caesar Salad

Ingredients

  1. 1 clove garlic, smashed
  2. 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste or 2 anchovy fillets
  3. 1 egg yolk
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  5. Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  6. 1 tablespoon water
  7. 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  8. 1/4 cup Parmesan, grated
  9. Salt and pepper, to taste
  10. 2 heads of romaine lettuce, cleaned and halved
  11. 2 focaccia buns or 1/4 of a french baguette, sliced into 1" strips
  12. 4 salted whole anchovies (optional)

Directions

  1. Make the dressing: Combine the garlic, anchovy paste or anchovies, egg yolk, mustard, lemon juice, lemon zest, and water in a blender or mini food processor and process for 30 seconds until the mixture is smooth.
  2. With the food processor running, slowly pour 1/4 cup olive oil to emulsify. Add 1/8 cup grated Parmesan, a pinch of salt, and a couple of grinds of black pepper and give the food processor a quick whirl; set aside and refrigerate if not immediately using.
  3. Grill the lettuce and bread: Heat a grill to medium. Brush the romaine lettuce and bread with the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil. Once the grill is hot, carefully toss the strips of bread on the grill. Flip the strips of breads once they are golden, and while the remaining side grills, place the romaine lettuce cut-side down. Grill each side of the romaine for about 30-60 seconds on each side, or until light grill marks appear. If using whole anchovies, brush with olive oil and lightly grill for about 30-60 seconds on each side; be careful as they are delicate and fall through grates.
  4. Assemble the salad: Place grilled lettuce on a plate and top with a sprinkle of Parmesan and a drizzle of dressing and top with grilled croutons.

Makes 4 appetizer or side salads.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Latin Black Bean Salad Recipes
Chickpea Avocado Salad
How to Make a Mason Jar Salad
How to Make Salads More Filling
How to Pack Salads For the Week
Curry Chicken Salad Wraps
Bean Salad Recipes

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds