Best Chicken Caesar Salad Ever

This is from Barefoot Contessa Parties; it’s really the best Caesar salad ever. You can sub in kale on occasion for a change of pace. The dressing is so lemony and delicious that you’ll never want to buy a bottle from the store again!

For the dressing:
1 organic egg yolk, at room temp.
2 t Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, pressed
8 anchovy fillets (optional- I leave this out)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 t kosher salt
freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cups olive oil (do not use extra-virgin olive oil or it will separate)
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan

In a food processor, place the egg yolk, mustard, garlic lemon juice, salt and pepper and process until smooth (ish). With the processor running, slowly pour the olive oil through the tube and process until thick. Add the Parmesan cheese and pulse a few times.

For the salad:
chopped romaine lettuce
roasted cherry tomatoes (drizzle with EVOO, salt and pepper and roast at 450ยบ for 20 minutes)
cooked chopped bacon
fresh Parmesan cheese (I like to use the shaved)
leftover grilled chicken or cooked chicken strips

Toss the lettuce with some dressing and gently mix in the remaining ingredients. Call over the pepper boy and have him add some freshly ground pepper on top.

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