Huge thanks to everyone that came out to my first ever pop-up shop over the weekend. I had so much fun and it was a great success. I was so close to selling out! I can’t wait for my next one. Thanks again!
Back in August, my husband and I had dinner with friends at Bo-Beau in Long Beach, CA. The food was so good and the atmosphere in that place is amazing. A must-go if you are in the area.
We sat on the rooftop which has it’s own menu, separate from the downstairs dining room. I ordered the pretzel puff nachos; nachos made with soft pretzel bites instead of chips! Seriously, ridiculous! Jim ordered the house Caesar salad which was amazing! It looked beautiful too. It was served as an entire heart of romaine cut down the middle lengthwise. We were so smitten with that Caesar salad that we recreated it at home….several times.
After several nights in a row of Caesar salads, we ran out of Caesar dressing so I had to make some in a pinch. I found a great looking (and easy) recipe from Good Housekeeping that I wanted to try. I had everything it called for except anchovy paste so, of course, I left that out. Not only was this Caesar dressing incredibly easy to make, it had incredible flavor. Restaurant worthy flavor!
This dressing also doesn’t contain any eggs so you don’t have to worry about cooking the eggs or anything. It really goes together fast and easy; a combination I just LOVE! Try this and tell me what you think!
- 2 oz Parmesan cheese, cut into cubes
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- Romaine hearts, cut in half lengthwise
- Caesar croutons
- Parmesan cheese
- cracked black pepper
- In a food processor, combine 2 ounces Parmesan cheese chunks and a large garlic clove. Pulse until blended.
- Add remaining and Pulse all ingredients together until creamy.
- Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate the dressing at least an hour to allow the flavors to blend.
- Drizzle over Romaine hearts and garnish with croutons and grated Parmesan cheese. Season with cracked black pepper.
- Makes about 1 cup.