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Fast & Easy Dinner: Corn and Red Pepper Caesar Salad

Fast & Easy Dinner: Corn and Red Pepper Caesar Salad

In order to make the classic Caesar salad worthy of a main dish, chicken is usually added. However you can make it a vegetarian friendly option by adding a bunch of fresh, chopped veggies instead. It's a crisp and delicious meal that pairs nicely with a chilled glass of Chardonnay. If you are fearful of Caesar dressings that include anchovies, you are in luck! This one is anchovy free! For the recipe please

Corn and Red Pepper Caesar Salad
From Vegetarian Times magazine

4 ears corn on the cob or 3 cups canned corn kernels, drained
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 medium-sized head romaine lettuce, leaves separated
4 large eggs
1 ½ cups garlic croutons
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
¾ cup olive oil
1 tsp. minced garlic, or to taste
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  1. If using fresh corn, carefully slice kernels from cobs and place in saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and rinse under cold water. Drain again and refrigerate until serving time.
  2. Meanwhile, cook eggs in rapidly boiling water for 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and run under cold water until cool. Peel and set aside until serving time.
  3. Trim off stem end of lettuce and rinse each leaf well. Dry thoroughly and break into bite-sized pieces. Place in salad bowl.
  4. To make dressing, whisk together 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, mustard and salt and pepper. Set aside.
  5. Add diced peppers and cooled corn to lettuce. Toss with croutons. Grate cooled eggs over top and toss with dressing. Garnish salad with remaining 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese and serve.

Serves 4.

Join The Conversation
FashionKid FashionKid 9 years
i really dont like salad but this recipe is great and taste amazing good. i love it.. iam definetly a salad lover.
curlykel13 curlykel13 9 years
This looks delicious! I aboslutely love caesar salads, and i love corn as well! yummy!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
Shuck my kernals it is so good!
Diana172 Diana172 9 years
It's such a shame having a picky eater in the house, this looks so good!
hardtofigureout hardtofigureout 9 years
Oops, apparently I was 1/2 right. While the original version does have anchovies, vegetarian versions are available. According to Wikipedia: Vegetarian and gluten free alternatives are available; the vegetarian variety omits the anchovies (notably Henderson's Relish). 'Life' Worcester sauce, produced by MH Foods (Morehands Ltd), is both vegetarian (no meat, no fish) and suitable for coeliacs (no gluten ingredients. Note: Lea & Perrins is also gluten free). Angostura also offers a fish-free sauce, but doesn't advertise itself as "vegetarian." There are also fish-free sauces produced for the Kosher market - not because anchovies aren't kosher, but because of an Orthodox prohibition on eating meat and fish together. These versions can then be used in recipes featuring meat. It appears that Worcester sauce powders are vegetarian. The powder produced by Nikken Foods contains no meat or fish[2], nor the one produced by Provesta Flavour Ingredient
hardtofigureout hardtofigureout 9 years
Worcestershire sauce is made with anchovies, right? So, technically that part of the recipe would have to be changed for it to be vegetarian. Not trying to be picky....just didn't want someone trying to eat vegetarian to be unaware...
tati33 tati33 9 years
Sounds yummy!!
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 9 years
Sounds yummy!
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
It sounds really good. I could go for a salad right now. All I have had today is coffee & some saltine crackers. I know, bad!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
It sounds good, minus the corn.
jessy777 jessy777 9 years
As a vegetarian I love this salad dressing recipe. It is going in my permanent file. Thanks.
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Caesar dressing without anchovies? Shame! Ken's makes the most awesome Caesar dressing - and I only know there are anchovies in it because I looked at the ingredient listing. This does look good though - easier than cooking the chicken and still has all the Caesar flavor. Yum!
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