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Cardini's Caesar Salad Recipe

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This recipe for Cardini's Caesar Salad, by , is from The Ledbetter Family Cookbook, 4th Edition, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Lucy Ledbetter
Added: Wednesday, February 25, 2009


1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese, divided
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups large croutons, homemade if possible
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 heads romaine lettuce, cut cross ways into 2 inch pieces
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire

In a blender, mix 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice, Worcestershire, and mayonnaise. In a large bowl, combine dressing with croutons, lettuce, and 1/2 cup cheese, and toss to coat.




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