Romaine with garlic lemon anchovy dressing

Romaine with garlic lemon anchovy dressing


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About this recipe: A flavorful, crisp green salad akin to a classic Caesar, but without the egg.

Hong Quan

Serves: 12 

  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 100g (4 oz) Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 anchovy fillets, rinsed
  • 1 dessertspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Prep:30min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Separate romaine leaves. Cut crosswise into pieces, wash well and spin dry.
  2. With a vegetable peeler, shave Parmesan.
  3. In a blender purée garlic and anchovies with lemon juice. With blender still running, add oil in a stream until dressing is emulsified. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. In a bowl toss romaine with dressing, 1/2 of the Parmesan shavings and salt and pepper to taste. Divide salad between 2 plates and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.

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Reviews (2)


Altered ingredient amounts. I just made this and it's very good. It's quick and easy and tastes like light caesar salad. I added more garlic and lemon juice to the dressing. It really improved the taste. Thank you for the recipe. - 24 Jul 2008


this is absolutely gorgeous. i added a few extra anchovies to the dressing and it tasted great - 20 May 2010

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