Lettuce salad with garlic lemon anchovy dressing

    30 minutes

    A flavourful, crisp green salad akin to a classic Caesar, but without the egg or croutons

    12 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 1 cos lettuce
    • 125g Parmesan cheese
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 2 anchovy fillets, rinsed
    • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Preparation:30min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Separate the lettuce leaves. Cut crosswise into pieces, wash well and spin dry.
    2. Shave the Parmesan with a potato peeler or grate it.
    3. In a blender purée garlic and anchovies with lemon juice. With blender still running, add oil in a stream until dressing is emulsified. Season with salt and pepper.
    4. In a bowl toss the lettuce with the dressing, half of the Parmesan shavings and salt and pepper to taste. Leave the remaining Parmesan out for sprinkling over the top of the salad.

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    Good and simple, and definitely reminiscent of a Caesar salad. Open to lots of different variations if you want. Thank you for posting this!  -  07 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very simple, yet delicious dressing. I use the dressing on all sorts of salads - I like anchovies. Even if you do not like anchovies, you may like this because they are blended into the dressing. The acidity of the lemon juice balances the anchovies' saltiness. I do not always use the Parmesan cheese - in combination with the anchovies, it adds additional salt. You might try cutting back on both the anchovies and the cheese if you wish to include both.  -  25 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I just made this and it's very good. It's quick and easy and tastes like light caesar salad. I added more garlic and lemon juice to the dressing. It really improved the taste. Thank you for the recipe.  -  09 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)