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Caesar’s Salad

 

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Recipe

Caesar’s Salad

If there was ever a time Caesar salad went out of fashion and was eclipsed by a new salad on the block, however briefly, I can’t remember it. The queen, albeit with a king’s name. What is the secret of its enduring popularity? In my opinion, a short but unbeatable classic ingredient lineup. Only the best: crisp romaine, croutons made from good-quality bread, freshly grated Parmesan—all totally attainable! Make a double batch of the dressing and enjoy it with many other goodies. And if you can’t have the cheese, the salad will be good to go even sans fromage!

Times

  • Ready Time : 0 min

Servings

8

Ingredients

  • 6-8 slices good-quality bread, gluten-free OK, cut in ½ inch cubes
  • 3 romaine hearts, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 small purple onion, sliced very thin (food processor)
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan, a little more to taste
  • 1 cup Caesar’s dressing

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Make the croutons: Place the bread cubes in one layer in a baking sheet, and toast until light brown, about 12 to 15 minutes. Reserve.

Place the romaine, onion, and cheese on a platter. Just before serving, add the croutons. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss. Makes 8 servings.

About Levana Kirschenbaum

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Lévana Kirschenbaum was co-owner of Levana Restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side (alas, recently closed after thirty two years), and the pioneer in Kosher upscale dining. She is a cooking teacher and cookbook author, and gets countless devoted fans for her fearless, practical and nutritious approach to cooking. She gives weekly cooking demos, and gets cooking demo engagements around the country. She has published "Levana's Table: Kosher Cooking for Everyone", "Levana Cooks Dairy-Free!”, and a book-dvd set based on her demo series called "In Short Order”. She has just published her latest cookbook: “The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen: Glorious Meals Pure and Simple”. She is launching a line of all-natural spelt desserts, called, what else, Lévana. Her weekly cooking demos take place at her apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side: Get ready for dinner and a show! Go onto her website to find out more about her demos, cookbooks, desserts, and entertaining stories at www.levanacooks.com

 

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3 Responses to Caesar’s Salad

  1. I wouldn’t care if Caesar Salad went “out of fashion.” It will always be my favorite salad. And a complete meal when grilled chicken is added.

  2. avatar says: cooker613

    How about a recipe for the Caesar dressing?

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