A while back, Ruby Tuesday added a new item to their menu that I fell in love with! Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad.
|This is the restaurant version that I adore. I always order the salmon cooked well done.|
After ordering it several times, I decided I needed to make it at home.
First, I went looking for recipes for caesar dressing. I didn't have all the ingredients for any one recipe in particular, so I just started throwing in items to make my own version. It turned out delicious! And I guess it'll turn out differently each time I make it. :)
How do you like these for measurements...
about 3/4-1 cup mayo (I used two big squirts of the squeezable stuff)
1 squirt of dijon mustard (maybe 1 tsp)
pinch of chopped or minced garlic
1 squirt lemon juice
2 generous glugs of red wine vinegar
dash of Worcestershire sauce (about 1 tsp)
Olive oil until it seems like the right consistency (it's thick and will not be pourable so maybe about 2-4 TBS)
A shake or two of powdered parmesan (I put this in the dressing too)
pinch of salt and plenty of freshly ground pepper
Mix all ingredients with a whisk. I store this in my fun plastic Bell jars I showed you a while back. Store in fridge. It seems to last a few days just fine.
For the greens, I use Hearts of Romaine.
For the salmon, prepare it like I shared a few years ago. Click here. It's the very best way to make salmon!
I use shredded fresh parmesan cheese and croutons to finish.
Toss the lettuce with the dressing. Put on serving plate. Top with salmon, shredded cheese and croutons.
I didn't take a photo of the first try. I wish I had. It was so pretty! Close to the restaurant version. But I did take a photo of the next time I made it. On this version, I made it lower carb (no croutons) and added some white beans to add fiber. Which may seem odd. LOL But it was tasty too. :)
So here's a photo of my second version. I didn't toss the dressing in this photo. It's under the cheese and salmon. So it's not as pretty.
Give this a try. You'll love it!