Sometimes there’s nothing more classic and satisfying than a Caesar Salad with crunchy croutons and Parmesan cheese. It’s my choice of salad whenever I dine out and surprisingly enough, it’s pretty easy to make at home. The most difficult part is the dressing, which can sometimes deter those who want to shy away from using raw egg. But guess what? There’s no egg in this dressing at all!! Did you know that you can use mustard as an emulsifier instead of an egg? Like raw eggs, mustard is the component that brings everything together and prevents separation of the oil and other ingredients. This way, you can enjoy a healthy homemade version of this classic salad and not have to worry about salmonella.
This homemade dressing is lighter and packs more flavor than the creamy dressing you buy in the grocery store. Be sure to dress the salad lightly. A little goes a long way!
Recipe adapted from Chef Michael Smith