Recently, I was hungry for a salad, yet again. You know the mood…truly hungry for green things. I wanted something like a Caesar. But, I was not in the mood to play with anchovies or raw eggs. Nor did I really want to resort to a bottle from the dressing aisle. Not that I’m above it, mind you. It is just that I am now aware of how easy and inexpensive it is to make all manner of dressings from pantry staples.
This dressing is not particularly novel. There are about a million versions of it online. But it bears repeating because it is tasty and fresh and takes 10 seconds to make. Change up the “spicy” factor by using more, or less, fresh garlic. In fact, start with half as much as you think you need and work your way up. Raw garlic can be very punchy.
Also, kale is an easy way to upgrade your greens. This salad has the personality of a Caesar. It mainly boasts Romaine lettuce. But I also added two or three big leaves of thinly sliced kale and tossed them with the Romaine. It really adds a nice texture to the salad. A few sliced green onions seal the deal. This is a very easy salad to pull together and I don’t think you will be disappointed. It would be phenomenal with grilled chicken. In fact, we ate this salad as a side dish for grilled chicken and I ended up eating the chicken with a bite of salad every time. So, consider that as well.