The Strategic Homemaker

learning to follow the Father, care for the clan, and redeem the resources

Recipes worth Repeating: Caesar Salad

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One of the ways you can save money on your grocery bill is by making things from scratch, for example, pizza and salad dressing.

This is a family recipe for Caesar salad. My mom had cut the original version out of some magazine, we tweaked it a bit, and now I make it from memory. Here’s it accompanying our homemade pizza on a Friday night a couple weeks ago:


Caesar Salad

1 head Romaine lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces

6 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon mayonnaise

1 teaspoon mustard

2 cloves minced garlic

1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

a dash lemon juice

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

freshly ground black pepper

Homemade croutons (Toss cut up bread pieces with a couple tablespoons butter mixed with herbs or [my favorite] Tabasco sauce. Then spread out on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 until dry.)

Combine olive oil, vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, Worcestershire,and lemon juice using a blender. If you make the dressing ahead of time and keep it in the fridge, it will have a stronger garlic flavor. Pour the dressing over the lettuce and toss to coat. sprinkle black pepper and Parmesan cheese over the coated lettuce, tossing a little as you sprinkle so it gets evenly distributed. Enjoy!


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