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Mexican Caesar Salad Recipe

Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 0
Author Karly

Ingredients

For the Dressing

  • 1 C Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 3 tsp Soy Sauce
  • Dash Hot Sauce
  • 1 Serrano Chile stemmed and halved
  • 1 1/2 Limes zested
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • Kosher Salt and Cracked Pepper to taste

For the Croutons

  • 1/4 C Olive Oil
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 C Crusty Bread roughly torn into 1/2" pieces

For the Salad

  • 2 Heads Romaine Lettuce roughly torn
  • 3/4 C Queso Fresco crumbled
  • 1/2 C Cilantro roughly chopped

Instructions

For the Dressing

  • Combine 1/2 cup of the olive oil, plus all the other dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender, and process for one full minute. Scrape into a small bowl and slowly whisk in the remaining 1/2 cup olive oil. Adjust seasoning to taste, cover, and set aside in refrigerator.

For the Croutons

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small pan, gently warm the garlic with the olive oil until sizzling, but not smoking. Remove from heat and toss in a bowl with the torn bread pieces. Spread the bread cubes on a baking sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Remove and allow to cool.

For the Salad

  • Add the romaine lettuce into a large mixing bowl with half of the cheese, 1/3 cup of the dressing, and all of the cilantro. Toss to coat thoroughly, arrange in a large platter, and top with the remaining cheese and the croutons.