Caesar salad is like the disobedient child of the salad family. It's like, Okay salad, you've got one job: be healthy! Caesar is like: eh better not.
Seriously, Caesar. You had one job.
Really though, I friggin' love Caesar salad! It's always the most rich and filling of my salad options.
But, Caesar means one thing: a bazillion calories from a creamy, fatty dressing.
Hi I'm Lisa and I am about to change your Caesar game.
WHAT IF you could make a salad dressing that tasted like Caesar, was as filling as Caesar, but wasn't unhealthy and thick?
Good news, I do it all the time and I'm going to show you how to as well.
I bet you're thinking: ughh homemade salad dressing...what is she thinking? Like I don't have a day job?!
Yea, I got you. I should mention it takes about 7 minutes to make.
Healthy Homemade Caesar Dressing
Juice of 3/4 of a lemon (~2 tablespoons juice!)
~1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
1-2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
Dash of salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes
1. Fill a small pot half way with water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, drop the egg in and immediately turn off the heat. Leave the egg (off heat) for exactly 6 minutes (set a timer!).*
2. While that egg is chilling' (aka coddling), combine all other ingredients in a bowl.
3. Crack in the coddled egg* and whisk until all ingredients are blended well! Taste it and add more of something to your liking. I like to play with ingredients a bit and mix it up. If I'm feeling lemon-y, ill add a little more lemon, if I'm feeling spicy, I'll add a little more red pepper flakes. If I'm not making out with anyone later, I'll hit it with some extra garlic. Adding extra Worcestershire sauce will make it more "Caesar-y" as I call it. I don't like making strict ingredient rules. When I make this recipe at home I don't measure it -- just do everything to taste. Try tasting as you go to get the right flavor. You want it to be a little stronger than you'd like, as it will dull out when mixed into a salad.
I usually toss this with 1/2 kale, 1/2 romaine, some grape tomatoes, parmesan cheese, and my homemade croutons (recipe coming soon!). Deeeeelish!
*Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have a medical condition. So, please avoid this recipe if you are at risk.