3thick slices breadcut into 1-inch cubes (I use multi-grain)
1garlic clovepeeled and pressed through a garlic press or minced
For the Dressing & Salad:
3tablespoonsfreshly squeezed lemon juice
2large egg yolks
2garlic clovespeeled and pressed through a garlic press or minced
1/4teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
1/2cupextra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2ounces3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese - divided
2romaine lettuce heartsrinsed and dried - cut into 3/4 –inch pieces
To make the Croutons:
Place bread cubes into a bowl. Add minced garlic, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and salt. Give it a toss, squeezing gently so the bread absorbs the oil.
Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Transfer seasoned bread into the skillet.
Cook, stirring frequently until browned and crisp, 8-10 minutes.
Transfer croutons to a bowl and set aside.
To make the Dressing & Assemble the Salad:
In a large bowl, whisk together lemon juice, egg yolks, minced garlic, anchovy paste, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. While continuing to whisk constantly, drizzle olive oil into the bowl in a steady stream until fully emulsified.
Add 1/2 cup grated Parmesan and whisk until incorporated.
Right before serving, add the croutons and drizzle the dressing over romaine lettuce and give it a gentle toss to coat.
Sprinkle it with more Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
Not a fan of anchovies? Use an equal amount of capers or chopped pitted kalamata olives.
If you can't get your hands on anchovy paste, use 3 anchovy fillets mashed into a paste with the side of a knife blade.
Not a fan of using raw egg yolks? Replace them with 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard and 1 tablespoon mayonnaise.
To Make Ahead:
Croutons: Cook as directed and cool. Store in an airtight container or plastic bag at room temperature for up to a week.
Creamy Caesar Dressing: Whisk and transfer to a mason jar or airtight container. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
To Store Leftovers: Place in an airtight container, store in the fridge and be sure to consume the next day.