It’s been a busy week and there hasn’t been much new being cooked around here. I’ve been trying to think of what to post for Recipe Friday, but seem to be lacking in creativity. I finally decided to post my husband’s favorite salad recipe. It’s not the healthiest of salads because it has a lot of fat. But there are low fat versions of the dressing that taste really good.
1 – 2 heads of Romaine lettuce hearts
¼ – ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Caesar salad croutons
⅛ – ¼ cup Caesar salad dressing
Rinse the Romaine lettuce hearts and pat dry. Cut off the core at the bottom and discard. Starting at the bottom, cut the Romaine hearts at ½ inch intervals, then cut any large strips to smaller pieces. Place all lettuce in a large bowl. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and croutons, and toss. Add dressing and toss to coat lettuce evenly.
Note about lettuce: You can use just whole heads of Romaine, but I like the hearts that you can buy in a bag in the produce department. It seems when I buy a whole head I end up throwing away the outer leaves.
Note about Parmesan cheese: I like to use the pre-shredded kind found in the main cheese department, and not the grated kind that you can get near the pasta aisle and that is typically used as a pasta topping.