BLT Caesar Salad Recipe from Cookbooks and Corks

Posted by Olivia on Thursday, August 5th, 2010

BLT Caesar Salad Recipe from Cookbooks and Corks

Check out the following recipe from Cookbooks and Corks!

  • 2 heads Romaine lettuce or 6 heads baby Romaine hearts
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 lb smoked bacon
  • Sourdough croutons
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
  • 1 1/2 cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  1. Cut bacon into a medium dice and cook in a skillet until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
  2. Wash lettuce leaves and spin dry.
  3. Cut crosswise into 1 1/2" pieces and place in a large salad bowl. Place bowl in refrigerator.
  4. In a food processor with a steel blade, place all ingredients except olive oil and Parmesan cheese and process until smooth.
  5. Add 1 1/2 cups olive oil slowly through the feed tube with the machine running until dressing is thick. Turn off machine.
  6. Add 1/2 cup Parmesan and pulse a couple of times.
  7. Toss salad with dressing.
  8. Add bacon and tomatoes and toss again.
  9. Finally, add 1/2 cup Parmesan and the croutons and toss again.

Serves: 6-8.

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