At Kootenay Spice we like to infuse anything and everything we can with garlic. Naturally, our Caesar salad is no different!
We start with making a double batch of our garlic aioli. If you are short on time (or energy), real mayonnaise with a clove or two of minced garlic mixed in will work in a pinch. Trust us though, if you have the time it is well worth it to use garlic aioli as a base for your Caesar salad dressing.
We also make our own bread crumbs for our Caesar salad. We like to make a small loaf of bread out of Italian seasoned pizza dough and chop it into bite-size pieces. We then broil them in the oven for 10-20 minutes and let them continue to dry on the counter for an hour or two.
If you missed it above, here is a link to our garlic aioli recipe.
For Kootenay Spice Caesar Salad (serves 3-4) you will need the following:
for the dressing:
In a non-metallic bowl, blend the dressing ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
for the salad:
prepared, chilled dressing
1 head romaine lettuce (or 2 bunches romaine hearts)
1 cup seasoned croutons
pinch of pepper
1/2 fresh lemon, thinly sliced
Chop the lettuce into bite-size pieces and place in a large salad bowl. Add the croutons and mix well.
Cover the lettuce & croutons with dollops of the dressing, gently tossing every now and again until the lettuce is evenly coated.
Portion the dressed salad into salad bowls, sprinkle with pepper and serve with sliced lemons. In these photos, we have added strips of marinated chicken breast. Shrimp, scallops and beef also make great toppings!