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Classic Caesar salad recipe: a light, yet filling lunch

Although it is made with relatively few ingredients, Caesar salad is a very filling dish, which is why it is often served as a main course in restaurants.

Legend has it that this dish was first served to a hungry and greedy party in Tijuana, Mexico. The aim was to make a dish that would be ready quickly and also satisfy hunger. It later spread to the Americas, and many people have adapted it to their own taste, but the original is the best.

The base of the classic Caesar is the Roman lettuce. If you want to add some chicken cubes, use them for topping only.

Ingredients for 4 servings

For the dressing

  • 90 ml oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp mustard (Dijon)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • Half a lemon
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 20 g grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp Worchester sauce
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

Prepare the croutons beforehand by cubing and toasting a slice of bread.

To make the dressing, mix the egg yolks with the mustard in a bowl, then gradually add the oil and whisk with a hand blender until creamy. Proceed in a similar way to homemade mayonnaise. Crush the garlic and stir it into the dressing. Add the pepper and parmesan. Squeeze in the lemon juice and add the Worchester sauce. Season to taste with salt.

Separate the lettuce leaves and wash well. Place in a bowl and pour over the dressing, shaking or stirring gently so it reaches the lettuce everywhere. Sprinkle with the croutons and Parmesan shavings, then drizzle with a little olive oil and season with some pepper before serving.

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