Simple and Light Caesar Salad

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I love Caesar salad, but I like to make a lighter version without anchovies and egg yolks—less fat and salt! We are having this tonight with my chicken sausage lasagne. Homemade croutons are so easy to make and have a wonderful crunch! This is truly a light and less fattening version!

Ingredients:

  • 4 to 6 slices of sourdough bread, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 ½ pounds organic romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Toss bread cubes with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place bread on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for about 10 minutes, until golden brown.
  2. In a small-medium bowl, whisk oil, garlic, vinegar and lemon juice thoroughly. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Using a large bowl, toss romaine with dressing, cheese and croutons. Serves 6 to 8.
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