Summer is the perfect time for a salad! As summer winds down, I always try to get all of my favorite recipes packed in before I start my fall cooking. Salad is the perfect warm weather dinner and Girl and Her Kitchen loves our salads! Chrissy’s Shrimp salad sort of puts me over the delicious edge and this Tex Mex Salad is so colorful, you hate to ruin the rainbow and eat it! I could eat a salad every day in the summer if my kids would go for it. They are particular about the salads they like though. This one just happens to be one of their favorites!
You really don’t even need anything to go with this-it has everything.
Well, bread…but that is another story. I mean…everything goes better with bread. Lucky for you, this salad comes covered in croutons! I have a recipe for my homemade croutons coming, but in the meantime, your favorite store bought ones will do!
I can’t take the credit for this dressing either. The brains behind it is my friend Jill. I had dinner there once and could not get enough of her insanely delicious caesar salad. We are friends that share recipes, so I had it in my possession soon enough, and could make it whenever I wanted. Score!
It pays to have friends that are fabulous cooks!
This salad dressing is creamy and flavorful, but is seriously so easy to make you will never buy a bottled dressing again!
Best yet, this can all be thrown together in your food processor and whizzed together so it is even easier!
Some crisp greens, crunchy croutons and shaved parmesan cheese are all it takes to make this the perfect salad.
Easy summer dinner, easy summer clean up=more time for summer fun!
Easy Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp anchovy paste (optional-I LOVE this addition, but I leave it out when making it for kids)
2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp dijon mustard
2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 cup mayo
1/2 cup Parmigiano reggiano cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
In a food processor, chop garlic cloves. Add all other ingredients and pulse until smooth and creamy. Chill for at least 30 minutes. Serve over crisp greens, top with croutons and shredded parmesan cheese. This also works great for a tasty dip!