Friday, February 12, 2010

Caesar Salad

15 mins

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 sheet nori (pressed seaweed, available in natural food stores or in Asian food section of your supermarket) (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt, seasoned salt or salt-free seasoning
  • 1 small head romaine
  • 1 cup Garlic Croutons
  • Fresh ground black pepper
Place garlic in large bowl and crush with fork. Add oil and stir briskly. Discard garlic. Add lemon juice and mustard, and combine with fork. Holding nori in your hand, toast it over hot burner (gas or electric) for 1-2 seconds on each side, until it turns from black to green. Crumble into pieces and mix into dressing. Add sea salt and whip dressing. Wash and thoroughly dry lettuce. Break into pieces, discarding heaviest part of stalk. Add to bowl, and toss thoroughly in dressing. Add Garlic Croutons and pepper to taste. Toss again.

Serves 2

Garlic Croutons:--10 mins
  • 1 slice whole-grain bread
  • 2 tsp. butter
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed or cut into 2 or 3 pieces
Cut bread into small cupes. In a small skillet, melt butter. Add garlic. Saute briefly to flavor butter. Discard garlic. Add bread and saute, turning frequently, until crisp. Add cupes to salad, soup or vegetable dishes.

Serves 2

Recipe via Fit For Life

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