California Caesar salad

California Caesar salad

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time10 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy

For the dressing

*1 egg yolk
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tin anchovies
1 tbsp chopped garlic
6 tbsps olive oil
6 tbsps rapeseed oil
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cracked black pepper

For the salad

1 bag romaine hearts, rinsed, patted dry, chopped (3 heads of hearts)
2 avocados, pitted, peeled, sliced
5 slices bacon, cooked until crisp, crumbled
225g jumbo lump crabmeat

For the croutons

1 loaf focaccia bread, cubed
2 tbsps olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1) Preheat oven to 210C/Gas 7.

1) Make the dressing. In a food processor, add egg yolk, lemon juice, anchovies and garlic. Pulse until there is an even consistency.

2) With the machine running, slowly add olive and rapeseed oil until emulsified. Add the mustard, salt and pepper and pulse to combine.

3) Combine all the salad ingredients and toss with dressing until evenly coated.

4) Place cubed bread into a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss together.

5) Place on a baking sheet and bake for 5-10 minutes or until brown and crispy.

Serve salad with croutons on top.


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