Caesar Salad

A simple variation of a Classic…

Did you know that hard cheeses like Parmesan contain nearly no lactose? That means that if you steer away from dairy due to lactose-intolerance, you can enjoy some tasty Parmesan!

Of course, marinate some chicken breasts in walnut oil and Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) , or one of my favorite Lemony Herb pre-mixed dressings (for at least a couple of hours  if not overnight) and cook on the grill and you have a tasty meal that is satisfying and not too filling (great for the evening).

Caesar Salad

Free of Dairy (opt.), Gluten (opt.), Nuts, Corn, Soy

Servings

Makes large 1 entree size salad or 2 large side salads

Preparation Time

15 minutes

Cook time

none

Ingredients

*Use all organic and/or farm-raised ingredients.

3 anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained (opt.)

1 small garlic clove

pinch of Sea salt or himalayan salt

1 large egg yolks cold

1 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice or a moderate squirt of prepared, bottled organic lemon concentrate

1/4 to 1/2 tsp. Dijon type mustard

1/4 cup mild, extra virgin, cold press olive oil (I use an Egyptian variety)

1-1/2 Tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese (opt.)

Freshly ground pepper

Romaine lettuce course chopped

Directions

  • I find that I get a thicker consistency with the dressing when I measure olive oil and chill it in fridge for 20-60 minutes along with small mixing bowl.
  • Chop anchovy fillets, garlic and pinch of salt together, then mash with the side of a knife into a paste and save on small cutting board until later. (Alternatively save anchovies to serve on top of salad or omit completely if desired.) I use this garlic tool to mince the garlic and then to mash the anchovies. It’s a great tool!
  • Whisk egg yolk in small bowl until yolks become lighter in color and mixture firms.
  • Add mustard and whisk well, about 1 minute.
  • Add garlic/anchovy mash and mix well until mixture feel thick.
  • Gradually add lemon juice while whisking.
  • In a thin stream gradually whisk in olive oil until well-combined and dressing is thick.
  • Add more salt or lemon juice if desired and pepper to taste.
  • In a large bowl toss with romain lettuce. Serve in bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired.
  • I serve the gluten-free version of this delicious salad; so no croutons.
  • Option to serve with grilled or cooked 2 chicken breasts in a small amount of water in fry pan. Season with salt & pepper and/lemon chicken seasoning.

Body-type and Wellness Insights

The garlicky dressing warms things us a bit making this a pretty perfect dish for the Earth-type. Top with some grilled chicken or shrimp and you have a great meal!

Fire-types will typically want more substance for their calorie burning bodies. Add grilled shrimp or chicken or enjoy this salad as a large side dish to steaks.

For the Air-type, choose sweeter varieties of lettuce like Romaine, Bibb lettuce or standard leaf lettuce. Iceberg lettuce is simply watery and lacks taste and proper texture and nutrients that these other varieties of lettuce provide. Spring mixes of lettuce often have bitter and even pungent greens that are more suitable for the Earth and Water-types. The aforementioned sweeter varieties of lettuce will appeal more to the Fire and Air-types.

Learn more about Body-typing in the book,

You-niversal Self-care: Improved Health Through Self-Understanding. 

The foods, exercises and habits that help each Body-type feel more balanced and well.