Romaine with Garlic Lemon Anchovy Dressing Recipe -
Romaine with Garlic Lemon Anchovy Dressing Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Romaine with Garlic Lemon Anchovy Dressing

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"Flavorful green salad. Can be prepared in 10 minutes or less."

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Original recipe makes 6 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Separate romaine leaves. Cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-wide pieces, wash well, and spin dry.
  2. With a vegetable peeler, shave 1/3 cup parmesan curls.
  3. In a blender puree garlic and anchovies with lemon juice. With motor running add oil in a stream until dressing is emulsified. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. In a bowl toss romaine with dressing, 1/4 cup parmesan curls, and salt and pepper to taste. Divide salad between 2 plates and sprinkle with remaining parmesan curls.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 17, 2008

For the person who didn't quite care for the dressing and was preferring something creamier-- Stir a small spoonful of mayo or cream into the dressing. That will give it a creamier consistency. A pinch of dijon mustard would help too. (It was the missing flavor component in my taste.) You can also wisk the dressing to emulsify it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 25, 2008

Okay. It's missing something, but I can't put my finger on it. Maybe I just prefer creamier caesar dressings.

Feb 07, 2005

This recipe was excellent! I doubled the dressing so that I would have some left for tomorrow night's salad. I always include a salad with our dinner and this was a great change from the same old same old.

May 28, 2009

The dressing really is as good as the reviews say--and it's so simple! I added black and kalamata olives and pine nuts, and that put this salad over the edge. This is a new favorite!

Jul 21, 2008

This recipe was delicious! I followed it exactly being the first time i have ever tried to make dressing myself. It was great, i used it as a side salad. But next time i think i'll make extra and marinade some chicken in it and make a salad as the main dish! Great recipe!

Feb 17, 2010

So good and healthy and salty goodness...Although the anchovies in a blender or food processor don't really work (maybe I just don't have hi-tech kitchen gadgets). I recommend just chopping them up very finely and whisking all the ingredients together in a bowl, works better.

Jan 20, 2010

I LOVED this dressing!!! But I love any dressing with anchovy. I thought it was light and fresh and really different. Will make again and again since it's so easy too!!

Jan 02, 2007

This dressing reminds me of the days when they used to make Caesar salad dressing in a wooden bowl and mashed the garlic to coat the bowl, etc. The taste is so similar without the eggs and hard work to boot. Thanks for such a great recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 172 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 14.5 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 7.9 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 357 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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