My first time making Caesar from scratch and we loved it, I will however pour the oil in faster so that it is not so thick as it made it difficult to toss. Since I don't keep white bread in the house, I used store bought Caesar croutons to save time and it was just fine. Due to the dressing being so thick, the best way to toss it is to spread the dressing in the bottom of the salad bowl, add the lettuce and toss. This way the lettuce is easier to coat because you are picking it up off the bottom as you toss rather than trying to mix a blob into it. Then add your remaining ingredients. One thing though, the burp from it later was really nasty when eaten by itself. Don't know what was up with that.
We have made this many times. I don't find the dressing too thick or to garlicky (is there any such thing?). We've also mixed the dressing with cut-up chicken (leftover from a roast chicken) and put on rolls or in pitas with lettuce to make caesar chicken sandwiches. Yum!
I made this for the first time for a dinner party and thought it was fabulous. It was a little thick, but that was easily remedied by adding just a tad of water and no problem any more. The taste was just like a ceasar salad I would order in a restaurant, nice and garlicky. I sprinkled freshly grated parmesan over the top and even used purchased croutons (I was in a hurry), and the salad was wonderful. I will definitely be making this one again.
The dressing is thick - an easy problem to solve - but way to garlicy. I made it a second time with half the garlic and we enjoyed the salad. Also used less butter (roughly half) on the croutons - fantastic! Great dinner with grilled salmon and a crusty bread.
Excellent dressing recipe, had depth of flavor you expect in the finest restaurants. I made it a while ago and have been thinking about it so begged my dinner party tomorrow to let me bring it...
The dressing was rather thick, neck time I'll make it with an immersion blender. or double the dressing recipe. The dressing was tasty enough, but not the best I've had. Croutons were delicious. I ended up using the extras as breadcrumbs. If you don't already have a favorite recipe, this isn't a bad place to start.
I was rather disappointed with this recipe. The dressing was too thick and lacked the depth of flavors I think so important to a good Caesar. So I will go back to my favorite way of making the dressing in a wooden salad bowl just prior to tossing. I also will use only good olive oil. The canola oil made the dressing taste like supermarket bottled dressing and I don't think doing the dressing ahead in a blender helped either. The flavors got lost . On the plus side, the croutons were delicious....thanks to an obscene amount of butter!
This dressing was fantastic, and the croutons were amazing! We topped it with some grilled chicken for a quick dinner, with just enough left over for lunch the next day. This is my new favorite caesar salad recipe.