Caesar Salad is the perfect Salad!
I can have it anytime, and it seems to be everyone’s favourite too! well, it is delicious and filling, it can be had as a main course, being full of fiber, and flavour, it is a perfect meal.
Size does matter!
When it comes to leaf salads, I don’t understand why most people choose to cut their leaves in big sizes! There is nothing worse than large lettuce leaves that leave you having to open wide! Open wide was cute when I was four, but now I much prefer bite size!! Go for bite-size pieces of lettuce. I do not mean micro fine chop, but do not over do the large pieces. It is more elegant and easier to handle when you cut your leaves in manageable bite size. Leaves are better torn than chopped with a knife. This way they do not scar which keeps them looking fresh.
Another thing to look out for is dressing. Do not drench the salad with dressing. The worst Caesar Salads I had were full of dressing that the leaves were almost swimming in it! That is not good, and makes for a poor experience, if any really. Moderately dress the salad, and if need be, then offer extra dressing on the side for those who wish to add more.
Anchovies – good quality – are the heart and soul of this salad. Make sure to go for the best quality available. Anchovies are one of those foods that had to grow on me, as I was not initially keen on having them. But when you try good quality anchovies you will definitely like the flavour, and will be asking for them. Quality anchovies are perfect snacks with torn baguette – give them a chance and choose those good ones, and you too will be loving them.
Here is how this fabulous salad is made…