Holy balls guys....this is so good! Hubs and I are huge Caesar salad fans but the cheese and refined oils in commercial dressing put a big damper on my enjoyment. So, it was time to find a healthier, homemade, alternative.
A couple days ago I was on Pinterest, pinning my heart out to healthy dressings. I need to stop that. Honestly, most of the recipes I've tried, I've chucked. I tried a Caesar dressing on there and what a waste of ingredients and time. Today, I decided to try my hand at it and play around until I found a mix I was a fan of.
This is garlicky goodness! It has a nice bite from the mustard and raw garlic and coats romaine nicely. It would also make an awesome dip for veggies and I think it would be delicious brushed onto grilled chicken. Well, let's get into it.
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about two lemons worth)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard (check the ingredients and get one with no sulfites/additives. Also, if whole 30, get one with no alcohol).
5 large cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons anchovy paste (make sure that it only contains olive oil and sea salt. They are notorious for having sunflower oil etc in them).
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Sea salt, to taste
3/4 cup pure avocado/olive oil (not extra virgin!)
1. Combine everything, except the oil, in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. While blender is still running, slowly drizzle in the avocado oil to emulsify the dressing.
3. Transfer to a glass jar and use to dress greens/ dip chicken/ eat with spoon.