Sunday, May 13, 2012

Salad dressing - Caesar Vinaigrette

Several weeks ago, I bought a little gem of an e-book with salad recipes.  What  I didn't count on were the amazing salad dressing recipes.  WOW.

Last night, we made a Caesar salad dressing from scratch.  It called for anchovy paste that activated the gag reflex (ick) but ... it added the perfect kick to the dressing. 

Oh yum. 

1 clove garlic minced.  (We never use one clove and we use the garlic press)
1 T Dijon mustard
1 t anchovy paste
1/4 t Worcestershire sauce
1/2 t Tabasco sauce
Juice of 1 lemon (about 3 T)
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Place the garlic, mustard, anchovy paste, W sauce, and Tabasco sauce in a small bowl and, using a fork, mash them into a paste.

Add the lemon juice and stir to combine.  Whisking constantly, slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream.   Continue to whisk until the dressing thickens. 

Fantastic.  Best dressing I have had in a while AND NO EGGS!  :) 

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