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Just because you are at home on lockdown does not mean you have to eat unhealthy. 
A good salad can be filling and delicious. 
Make that simple Classic Chicken Caesar salad you’ve being dying to have and never buy dressing ever again.

  • 1/2 cup high quality extra virgin olive oil
  •  4 cloves fresh garlic, peeled, smashed, then minced
  • 1 baguette, preferably a day old, sliced thin
  •  1/4 cup freshly juiced lemon juice (plus more to taste)
  •  4 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste, or 1-2 anchovies, smashed and minced
  • 2 eggs
  • Freshly ground black pepper (1/4 teaspoon or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4-6 small heads of romaine lettuce, rinsed, patted dry, wilted outer leaves discarded

Step by Step 
1: Whisk together the olive oil and garlic in a large mixing bowl and let it sit for 30 minutes.

2: Croutons: Put the bread or the baguette slices out over a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Brush or spray the bread with olive oil. Bake the bread for a few minutes until the tops are lightly browned. Make sure they do not scorch or burn.
3: The dressing: Add anchovies and eggs to the oil garlic mixture on Step 1 and whisk until it is creamy. 
Add salt and pepper and 1/4 cup squeeze of lemon juice. 
Whisk some Parmesan cheese. 
Add more lemon but not too much that it overwhelms the dressing. 
Tear chunks of lettuce from the heads of romaine lettuce. Add it to the oil mixture and toss until coated. 
 Add Parmesan cheese and toss.

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