Sunday, April 19, 2009

Giada's Caesar Salad



Aggie Goodman posted this Caesar Salad on her blog, and I just couldn't resist. What's not to love about crisp romaine lettuce, shards of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, slivers of sundried tomatoes, and toasted pine nuts, all brought together with a lemony, deeply flavored dressing? I've eaten this salad three times this week -- it's that good! The first time I served it with grilled, butterflied chicken, the second time with pizza margherita and garlicky steamed clams and mussels, and tonight with mussels fra diavolo.

The dressing is absolutely delicious and definitely worth a try.

Italian Caesar Salad with Polenta Croutons
Recipe from Giada De Laurentiis, Everyday Italian

Dressing:

3 garlic cloves
4 anchovy fillets, chopped
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper