Smoked Salmon Caesars Salad with Homemade Croutons

Homemade Caesar Salad is the best! All fresh ingredients and savory taste.  Will definitely be your favorite!

Salmon Caesars Salad

  • 2 hearts of romaine lettuce torn
  • I cup smoked salmon broken into pieces (cooled grilled or baked salmon can be substituted)
  • Freshly grated black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Croutons (recipe below)
  • Caesars salad dressing (recipe below)

Combine all and plate.  Sprinkle with fried capers (recipe to follow)

Fried Capers

  • 1/4 cup drained capers that have been dried on a paper towel
  • 1/4 cup Ruccello extra virgin olive oil, heat to low temp

Add the capers and allow to fry for 1-2 minutes or until starting to crisp.

Homemade Croutons

– 12 oz of bread – Ciabatta works well. – Cut into 3/4 inch cubes

– 1/4 cup Ruccello olive oil

– 2 tsp Italian seasoning (optional)

– 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

– 1/2 tsp sea salt

– 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375.  

Place bread cubes in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil.  Sprinkle with the seasonings and toss gently to combine.

Spread the bread out on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer.

Bake cubes until crisp and golden about 15 minutes depending on the size of cubes.  Watch carefully and turn bread after 7 minutes to cook all sides.

Cool completely.  Store in an air-tight container for up to 1 week.

Caesars Salad Dressing

– 3/4 c Ruccello extra virgin Olive oil

– 1/4 c red wine vinegar

– 1/2 canned anchovies (the rest can be added to the salad)

– 2-3 cloves of chopped garlic

2 tsp Dijon mustard

1 TBS fresh lemon juice

3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Add all to blender and blend.

 

Hope you enjoy!

Made for Ruccello Olive Oil by Ann Tonini – Thanks Ann!

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