So I have decided that just about ANY “unclean” recipe can be made clean and/or “paleo” if you try! This Caesar dressing is delicious and it’s SO clean. If you pick up a conventional Caesar dressing at the grocery store you will likely find AWFUL ingredients such as sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, canola oil (inflammatory oil), artificial sweeteners, thickeners, ETC.! You definitely do not want to be consuming those ingredients because over time they will wreak havoc on your health and contribute to weight gain, bloating, overall inflammation of the body, digestive issues, and potentially cancers, heart disease, high cholesterol, the list goes on and on! Those ingredients also just make you feel lousy which is why it’s my passion to eat clean and prepare all of my meals.
INGREDIENTS FOR THE CAESAR DRESSING:
- 1 cup high quality olive oil (organic OR the brand I currently use, California Olive Ranch)
- 2 egg yolks, whisked
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
- 8-10 anchovy filets (about 1 small can)
- Juice of 1.5 – 2 lemons
- 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
- Black pepper, to taste
INGREDIENTS FOR THE SALAD:
- 1 organic head of romaine lettuce, rinsed and chopped
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 1-2 roma tomatoes, rinsed and chopped (organic if possible)
Place everything EXCEPT the olive oil in a food processor or blender. Blend/pulse for about a minute, or until everything is blended. Shouldn’t take long. Then add the olive oil in last, gently mixing it all together.
For the salad, simply place all chopped ingredients in a bowl and add desired amount of dressing. Toss and serve! I even seared some grass-fed sirloin steak on the stove for 2-3 minutes per side, sliced it up and put that on top, per image below. You could top this salad with anything your heart desires!