Caesar salad is a family favourite in our home. This Caesar dressing is delicious and offers the health promoting benefits of the 4 main stars of this recipe; garlic, apple cider vinegar, anchovies and Extra virgin olive oil.
Garlic contains strong antioxidant properties. These are mainly associated with the organosulfur compound called Allicin but garlic also contains other antioxidant vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, selenium and zinc.
Apple cider vinegar is a made from fermented apples. It has a great taste and offers the benefits of beneficial bacteria and enzymes. It stimulates digestion and helps to strengthen our immune system.
Anchovies contain healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus. Great for bone health! 20 grams of anchovies (about 5 fillets) contain approximately 4 grams of protein.
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) contains vitamins E and K and is a good source of healthy mono-unsaturated fats.
This recipe is great to make ahead of time and lasts for about a week or so in the refrigerator. As well as a dressing for salad, I use this as a marinade for vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflowers. It is also a fantastic dressing for kale.
It makes enough for at least 2 hearty salads.
Casear Salad Dressing
1 Cup Extra virgin olive oil
½ Cup Apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. dried mustard powder
6 or 7 crushed anchovy fillets (or to taste)
2 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
30 twists of pepper mill
1 bulb of crushed garlic
1 cup parmesan cheese
juice of ½ lemon
Combine all ingredients in mason jar. Shake well. Store extra in refrigerator.