Bacon And Blue Cheese Salad With Caesar Dressing

Bacon And Blue Cheese Salad With Caesar Dressing
Bacon And Blue Cheese Salad With Caesar Dressing

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    large romaine lettuce head torn bite size

  • 6

    bacon slices cooked, crumbled

  • 1/2

    cup crumbled blue cheese - (abt 2 oz)

  • Easy Caesar Dressing (see below)

  • 1

    cup Garlic Croutons (see below)

  • EASY CAESAR DRESSING:

  • 1/2

    cup freshly-grated Parmesan (abt 2 oz)

  • 1/4

    cup olive oil plus

  • 2

    tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/4

    cup vegetable oil plus

  • 2

    tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1/4

    cup fresh lemon juice

  • 2

    garlic cloves

  • 1

    teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • Salt to taste

  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

  • GARLIC CROUTONS:

  • 2

    tablespoons butter - (1/4 stick)

  • 1/4

    cup olive oil

  • 2

    large garlic cloves pressed

  • 4

    French bread slices cut 3/4" cubes

  • Salt to taste

  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

Directions

To make the Salad: Place first 3 ingredients in large bowl. Add enough dressing to season to taste and toss well. Garnish salad with croutons and serve. To make the Easy Caesar Dressing: Combine all ingredients in blender or processor. Blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Makes about 1 cup.) To make the Garlic Croutons: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt 2 tablespoons butter with olive oil and garlic in small saucepan. Place bread cubes on baking sheet. Pour butter mixture over and toss well. Bake until bread cubes are golden brown and crisp, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Cool completely. (Croutons can be prepared 1 day ahead. Store at room temperature in airtight container. Makes about 3 cups.) This recipe yields 4 servings.

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