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A Classic Caesar Salad

 
One serving costs about $6.12 One serving costs about $6.12 One serving costs about $6.12

$6.12 per serving

7 people like this recipe

7 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

1 healthy salad American
spoonacular Score:94%

Spoonacular Score: 94%

 

The recipe A Classic Caesar Salad could satisfy your American craving in roughly 45 minutes. One serving contains 1699 calories, 40g of protein, and 126g of fat. For $6.15 per serving, you get a main course that serves 1. 7 people have made this recipe and would make it again. Head to the store and pick up thickly crusty bread, tabasco sauce, romaine lettuce, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the egg yolk you could follow this main course with the Portuguese Egg Custard Tarts as a dessert. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 95%. This score is great. Try Classic Caesar Salad, Classic Caesar Salad, and Classic Caesar Salad for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
5.29 oz
5.29 oz crusty bread
crusty bread
2 large
2 large egg yolk
egg yolk
2.03 fl. oz
2.03 fl. oz extra virgin olive oil
extra virgin olive oil
1.01 fl. oz
1.01 fl. oz lemon juice
lemon juice
0.17 fl. oz
0.17 fl. oz english mustard powder
english mustard powder
0.88 oz
0.88 oz parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
1 head
1 head trimmed romaine lettuce
trimmed romaine lettuce
1.52 fl. oz
1.52 fl. oz sunflower oil
sunflower oil
0.17 fl. oz
0.17 fl. oz tabasco sauce
tabasco sauce
2 tsps
2 tsps worcestershire sauce
worcestershire sauce
5.29 oz crusty bread
5.29 oz
crusty bread
2 large egg yolk
2 large
egg yolk
2.03 fl. oz extra virgin olive oil
2.03 fl. oz
extra virgin olive oil
1.01 fl. oz lemon juice
1.01 fl. oz
lemon juice
0.17 fl. oz english mustard powder
0.17 fl. oz
english mustard powder
0.88 oz parmesan cheese
0.88 oz
parmesan cheese
1 head trimmed romaine lettuce
1 head
trimmed romaine lettuce
1.52 fl. oz sunflower oil
1.52 fl. oz
sunflower oil
0.17 fl. oz tabasco sauce
0.17 fl. oz
tabasco sauce
2 tsps worcestershire sauce
2 tsps
worcestershire sauce

Equipment

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Instructions

  1. First make the croutons: Preheat the oven Fan 160oC/180oC/Gas Mark 4. Place a small roasting tray in the oven to heat up. Cut the bread, crusts and all, into chunky crouton shapes. Add the oil to the hot oven tray, then add the bread and quickly stir to coat in hot oil. Return the tray to the oven and bake for 10 mins or until crisp and golden. Cool.
  2. To make the dressing: Place the egg yolk, lemon, mustard and two sauces in a medium bowl. Add plenty of salt and freshly ground black pepper and use a whisk to beat together.
  3. When nicely combined, gradually add the two oils, whisking between additions until a creamy, thick dressing forms. Check the seasoning and adjust to your taste.
  4. Break the lettuce into leaves, then thickly slice these. Place in a bowl, add the croutons, half the cheese and half the dressing then mix well to coat the leaves. Drizzle over the reaming dressing and scatter over the cheese. Serve straight away.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $6.12
Ingredient
150 grams crusty bread
2 larges egg yolk
60 milliliters extra virgin olive oil
30 milliliters lemon juice
5 milliliters english mustard powder
25 grams parmesan cheese
1 head trimmed romaine lettuce
45 milliliters sunflower oil
5 milliliters tabasco sauce
2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
Price
$1.46
$0.45
$0.71
$0.20
$0.27
$0.53
$1.79
$0.61
$0.03
$0.07
$6.12

Tips

Health Tips

  • You have probably heard by now that whole wheat bread is better for you than white bread. While this is true and definitely worth considering, you should be aware that all bread (especially your typical supermarket loaves) will raise your blood sugar and should be eaten in moderation.

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

  • Egg yolks are high in cholesterol, leading some people to recommend eating only egg whites or limiting egg consumption to one egg per day. However, new research suggests you might go ahead and eat your whole eggs. It turns out egg yolk contains valuable nutrients (the cartenoids that make it yellow are great for eye health, folic acid is great for brain health, and it has vitamins A, E, D, and K) and dietary cholesterol seems to have little influence on blood cholesterol levels.

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Extra-virgin olive oil is the least refined type of olive oil and therefore contains more of the beneficial compounds that get lost during processing. However, its minimal processing could also mean it has a lower smoke point than other olive oils. Once an oil starts to smoke, it begins to break down, producing a bad flavor and potentially harmful compounds. Unfortunately, the smoke point of an oil depends on so many factors that it is hard to say what the smoke point of an oil really is. For extra-virgin olive oil, it could be anywhere between 200-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Most people recommend using extra-virgin olive oil to add flavor to a finished dish or in cold dishes to be on the safe side. More refined olive oils, canola oil, coconut oil, and clarified butter/ghee are better options for high temperature cooking.

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • Don't waste any egg yolks or egg whites left over from separating eggs. Both can be frozen and used later (ice cube trays come in handy here!)

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

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Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

  • Worcestershire sauce often contains anchovies, so if you are vegan, vegetarian, or allergic to seafood, be sure to look for a brand that doesn't!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
1717 Calories
41g Protein
127g Total Fat
113g Carbs
86% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
1717
86%

Fat
127g
195%

  Saturated Fat
21g
132%

Carbohydrates
113g
38%

  Sugar
14g
16%

Cholesterol
385mg
129%

Sodium
1488mg
65%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
41g
82%

Vitamin A
55231IU
1105%

Vitamin K
682µg
650%

Folate
1140µg
285%

Vitamin E
29mg
196%

Selenium
78µg
112%

Manganese
1mg
95%

Vitamin B1
1mg
82%

Iron
14mg
79%

Phosphorus
716mg
72%

Fiber
17g
70%

Vitamin B2
1mg
68%

Calcium
641mg
64%

Potassium
1969mg
56%

Vitamin C
42mg
52%

Vitamin B3
9mg
48%

Magnesium
164mg
41%

Vitamin B6
0.8mg
40%

Zinc
4mg
31%

Copper
0.6mg
30%

Vitamin B5
2mg
26%

Vitamin B12
0.96µg
16%

Vitamin D
1µg
13%

covered percent of daily need

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