Caesar Salad Dressing

Happy Monday!
Here is a quick and easy Caesar salad dressing. I love Caesar salad and it paired nicely with the Chicken and Orzo Soup. In looking for an easy Caesar dressing recipe I found one but thought it had too much garlic (never thought I would say such a thing!) So I cut down the garlic and really liked this recipe. Why am I making dressing when I could just buy it? Well, we are trying to eat less processed food (although this recipe does have mayonnaise in it) so one thing I am trying to make is salad dressings. If you don’t have a traditional blender you could you use an immersion blender (hand blender).

1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon vinegar (regular – white)
1/2 cup olive oil
Fresh Lemon juice to taste (about 1 teaspoon)
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

1. Combine garlic, mayonnaise, mustard, and vinegar in a blender and mix well.
2. With the blender on, stream olive oil through the hole in the lid (mine did splatter so put the lid back on when you have finished adding the oil).
3. Scrape sides with a spatula and run blender to finish mixing well.
4. Add salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste.

Serve over Romaine lettuce with freshly grated parmesan cheese and homemade croutons (recipe tomorrow!)

Lindsay Lou
Source: Adapted from Cathy Lowe, The Food Network

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