Recipes

Big Caesar Salad

This salad is a fun take on a fan favourite. Add eggs to make this lunch salad both delicious and protein rich.

Serves:
4
Prep Time:
15 min
Cook Time:
55 min

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Salad

  • 2 cups (500 mL) good quality baguette, cut in 2 1/2 cm cubes
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 6 slices prosciutto
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 romaine hearts, washed and torn into bite sized pieces

Roasted garlic & anchovy vinaigrette - Makes approximately 2 1/2 cups

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 2 cups (500 mL) canola or vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) lemon juice
  • 4 cloves roasted garlic, mashed to a paste
  • 3 anchovies, chopped
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pinch salt and pepper

Instructions

Salad

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Place bread cubes in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and allow to brown slightly. Pour over bread cubes and toss until evenly coated. Spread bread cubes in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake, stirring a few times, until crisp and golden, about 40 minutes. Toss with chopped parsley. Let cool and set aside.
  3. Place prosciutto in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cover with a second piece of parchment paper and a second baking sheet. Bake prosciutto until evenly browned and crisp, about 15 minutes. Let cool, and set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, cook eggs to soft boiled stage, cool. When ready to serve, peel and slice eggs in half and season with salt and pepper.
  5. (To assemble) In a large mixing bowl, add torn romaine hearts, croutons and about 1/4 cup of vinaigrette, toss gently to coat lettuce evenly. Divide over 4 serving dishes. Top with boiled egg, crispy prosciutto slices, additional grated Parmesan cheese and a lemon wedge. Serve with additional vinaigrette on the side as needed.
  6. To finish add lemon wedges, additional grated Parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper.

Roasted garlic & anchovy vinaigrette

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks, vinegar and mustard until well combined.
  2. Slowly whisk in oil until emulsified.
  3. Whisk in lemon juice and garlic until thickened to desired consistency.
  4. Whisk in anchovies and Parmesan.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer vinaigrette to a container, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.