I have been wanting to post this Caesar Salad Dressing recipe since the very first time I tasted it, at Janelle Bohemier's house on Christmas day, 2010! I may be slow, but I remember what's important! The recipe is simple, delicious, and can be prepared very quickly with a minimum of ingredients. By the way, there are no anchovies, for those who care about things like that.
1 clove garlic - grated or very finely minced
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 heaping tsp of dijon mustard (check the ingredients - no sugar)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (raw is preferrable - imported Italian is second best)
juice (and I add the zest, too) of 1 lemon
Kosher or sea salt and freshly grated black pepper (optional and to taste)
a few dashes of Worchestershire sauce (also optional - again check for no sugar)
You may blend all ingredients in a high speed blender, as I do. This results in a dressing that is so creamy, you won't believe there are no eggs or cream in it.
You may also simply shake the ingredients in a jar, as Janelle does. This is the way I first tasted this dressing, and there is a lot less to clean up. Equally delicious - you may even prefer it this way.
Last night, I added two tablespoons of organic hemp seeds to this salad, and that was my complete meal.
IT'S A SPRING THING
This recipe could easily fill a small glass pie plate, so it can be presented as Key Lime Pie or as Key Lime Squares. I made the squares so the portions were a little bigger!
Top with some freshly whipped organic cream.
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
stevia equivalent to 1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Combine all the Crust ingredients and press into an 8" x 8" baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. While the crust is baking, assemble the key lime topping mixture:
Key Lime Topping Mixture:
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
stevia equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar
3 large eggs
the zest of a lime
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
Note: I added two drops of green food coloring, but I would not recommend doing this if you do not have high quality, "no-sugar-or-preservatives-added" food coloring.
Combine all the key lime topping mixture ingredients in a blender.
When crust has baked for 15 minutes, pour the topping mixture over the crust and return the crust and topping mixture to the oven to bake at 350 degrees for another 15 minutes. Remove from the oven.
Let the finished product cool in the baking dish for 30 minutes, and then chill it in the refrigerator until chilled through- about another 30 to 45 minutes. Cut into squares.