Hail Caesar!

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Is there anyone else out there that sees the poor spelling phenomenon that is bubbling up everywhere? Caesar is constantly spelt wrong. Never mind that Julius Caesar has a significant role in history, it has been a successful restaurant in Calgary for 43 years, and it is an everyday menu item, across the globe.

This fresh, crunchy, garlicky salad is a favourite for many. There was a time in my life where Sunday dinner at mom’s always consisted of her homemade caesar salad. This is where my journey began to replicate mom’s dressing … with a twist. It took many tries and a few busts, but I finally created the perfectly balanced, delicious Caesar salad recipe. And it’s a healthier take as it doesn’t have mayonnaise or egg yolks in the dressing. This is a go-to in our house and if I serve it or take it to a dinner party I am almost always asked for the recipe.

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Christina’s Caesar Salad Dressing:
– 1/4 cup good quality olive oil
– 5 tbsp fresh lemon juice
– 4 tbsp worcestershire sauce
– 1 small squeeze anchovy paste
– 1 tsp dry mustard
– 2 cloves fresh, minced garlic
– salt & pepper to taste
Put all of the above in a glass jar and shake vigorously. Set aside.
Croutons:
– 3 slices of fresh Sidewalk Citizen bread
– olive oil
– 1 tbsp dried oregano
– pepper to taste
Cut bread into crouton cubes. Warm up frying pan, pour olive oil in warm pan, gently place cubed bread in pan, sprinkle oregano on bread. Stir and toast until the bread cubes have a nice crunch to them.
– Good quality bacon/pancetta – Cook bacon to your liking and set aside.
– Grated parmesan cheese
To assemble:
Pour 1/4 – 1/2 of the dressing onto lettuce, add croutons, bacon and parm. Toss to coat. Serve immediately.

I am a sucker for fresh, organic romaine lettuce or kale. It’s as if I can feel the purity of the greens cleansing as I eat this bowl of immune boosting salad. Healthy greens, fresh lemon juice and fresh garlic.

Make sure that your kissing partner has some too!

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