Sunday, April 25, 2010

Recipe of the Week: Avocado Caeser Salad

Summer is around the corner and my favorite season brings some of my favorite things: sun, warm weather, long days, and grilling!

It also brings swimsuit season, which means it is time to slim down, shed the winter insulation and eat better. This is one of Kyle's favorite salad dressings I make. One of my best friends, Amy, started to learn to cook last year and I gave her this dressing along with one other recipe. Her fiance loved it so much, they made it for a week straight!


  • 1 Head of Romaine Lettuce

  • 1 loaf of ciabatta bread

  • Garlic salt

  • olive oil


  • 1 ripe avocado

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tbs anchovy paste

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • a dash of Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar

  • 2 tbs lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Cut romaine lettuce in half and put on grill or grill pan. This will give it a smokey flavor and give beautiful grill lines. Set to side until dressing and croutons are ready.


Chop bread into bite size pieces and add to hot pan, sprinkling with olive oil and garlic salt. Toss until toasted and put to side.


Blend all ingredients except olive oil in blender (I personally love my Bella Cucina small blender because it is an easy clean-up and a perfect size for salad dressings...also for smoothies!). When blended to a chunky consistency, add oil and blend until smooth. Top on romaine and add croutons.

Happy Eating,



  1. That sound yummy! This is my first time visiting your blog; I found it through your friend Carol's bridal shower post on her blog. Will definitely be back!

  2. Thanks for visiting! Hope you come back and share some food stories:)!