Cooking Classics: Caesar Salad With Fresh Herb Croutons

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The Technique 

Caesar Salad With Fresh Herb Croutons

A beautiful salad is always a welcome addition to lovely gatherings & Caesar Salad With Fresh Herb Croutons does not disappoint. It’s one of the most favorable of the classic leafy green combinations probably due to the tangy flavor of the dressing & the simplicity of the ingredients. When a beautiful selection of colorful greens are used for the base, it makes for a stunning recipe to serve guests when buffet style or seated parties are in order. Learn how to make a classic with a few updates & get ready to wow friends. 

Cooking Classics. Caesar Salad Dressing By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern Socials Game Day Tailgating Southern Entertaining Birmingham Alabama Southern Hostess Menu Planning Caesar Salad

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makes 8 servings 

1/4 {8-oz} baguette, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp chopped fresh herbs such as thyme, dill & parsley
Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
Classic Caesar Salad Dressing
8 cups packed mixed baby greens
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Place the bread slices on a half sheet pan. Brush the oil over the bread & sprinkle with a smidgen of salt. Broil 1 1/2 minutes or until golden around the edges. Turn the slices over & brush with the remaining oil. Broil an additional 1 1/2 minutes or until golden around the edges. Remove from the oven & sprinkle with the herbs & a little freshly ground pepper. Prepare the Classic Caesar Salad Dressing as directed. Place half of the mixed baby greens in a large bowl & toss with 1/4 cup of the dressing & 1/4 cup of the cheese. Place on a large platter. Repeat the procedure with the remaining lettuces 1/4 cup of the dressing & the remaining cheese. Serve the salad immediately with the croutons & the remaining Classic Caesar Salad Dressing on the side.

Cooking Classics. Caesar Salad Dressing By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern Socials Game Day Tailgating Southern Entertaining Birmingham Alabama Southern Hostess Menu Planning

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makes about 1 cup

2 egg yolks
2 garlic cloves, pressed
2 tsp anchovy paste
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
A pinch of kosher salt
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Place the egg yolks, the garlic, the anchovy paste, the Dijon mustard, the sugar, the pepper & the salt in a medium bowl. Blend on Low speed with an electric hand mixer using the whisk attachments until combined. Slowly pour the oil in a steady stream into the mixture. Continue blending until thickened & smooth. Fold in the Parmesan cheese using a rubber spatula. Use as directed.

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The Basics. Lemons. Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Butermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personalty Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern SocialsHow To Make Caesar Salad With Fresh Herb Croutons

Caesar Salad With Fresh Herb Croutons is a classic combination of flavors that can be served throughout the year. It’s not only a crowd pleasing favorite, it can be topped with grilled chicken or shrimp for a more substantial main dish offering. Accompany it with a grilled steak in place of a baked potato for a more up to date side.

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A few pieces of equipment will be needed in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe before beginning. Here’s what you should know. 

Cooking Classics. Caesar Salad Dressing By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern Socials Game Day Tailgating Southern Entertaining Birmingham Alabama Southern Hostess Menu Planning Caesar SaladNo. 1

The Fresh Herb Croutons

The croutons are one of the key components that make a great Caesar salad. These are particularity good due to their size & the fresh herbs used to flavor them.

Place the bread slices on a half sheet pan. Brush the oil over the bread & sprinkle with a smidgen of salt. 

Cooking Classics. Caesar Salad Dressing By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern Socials Game Day Tailgating Southern Entertaining Birmingham Alabama Southern Hostess Menu Planning Caesar Salad1a

Broil 1 1/2 minutes or until golden around the edges. Turn the slices over & brush with the remaining oil. Broil an additional 1 1/2 minutes or until golden around the edges. Remove from the oven. 

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Sprinkle with the herbs & a little freshly ground pepper.

Cooking Classics. Caesar Salad Dressing By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern Socials Game Day Tailgating Southern Entertaining Birmingham Alabama Southern Hostess Menu PlanningNo. 2

The Classic Caesar Salad Dressing

A hand held electric mixer makes the task of blending the dressing easy. Consume within two days since raw egg yolks are used to prepare it. Look to The Basics: Eggs for pointers on how to separate the egg whites from the egg yolks & Cooking Classics: Caesar Salad Dressing for the complete detailed technique.

The Raw Egg Yolks

There is a risk consuming raw eggs as they can cause food-borne illness. Start by using the freshest, cleanest eggs possible that have been properly refrigerated. The safest eggs to use are pasteurized eggs in the shell which have been treated to kill any traces of salmonella bacteria that may be present.

Cooking Classics. Caesar Salad Dressing By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern Socials Game Day Tailgating Southern Entertaining Birmingham Alabama Southern Hostess Menu Planning Caesar SaladNo. 3

The Salad Greens & The Preparation

Crisp romaine lettuce is the traditional choice used to prepare a Caesar salad however mixed baby lettuces make for an eye-catching presentation as the bold color looks stunning on the plate. 

Place half of the mixed baby greens in a large bowl & toss with 1/4 cup of the dressing & 1/4 cup of the cheese. Place on a large platter. 

Cooking Classics. Caesar Salad Dressing By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern Socials Game Day Tailgating Southern Entertaining Birmingham Alabama Southern Hostess Menu Planning Caesar Salad3a

Since baby lettuces are a bit more delicate, toss them with the dressing just before serving for the prettiest presentation. 

Repeat the procedure with the remaining lettuces 1/4 cup of the dressing & the remaining cheese. Serve the salad immediately with the croutons & the remaining Classic Caesar Salad Dressing on the side.

Cooking Classics. Caesar Salad Dressing By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern Socials Game Day Tailgating Southern Entertaining Birmingham Alabama Southern Hostess Menu Planning Caesar SaladNo. 4

The Caesar Salad With Fresh Herb Croutons

Accompany this delicious salad with Shrimp & Sweet Corn Buttermilk Fritters & Fresh Herb Gazpacho for a lovely menu. Look to The Essential Summer Luncheon Party Primer for details on how to host a memorable occasion. 

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