Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad

I read somewhere once that agreeing to marry someone is like being handed – in a sneaky way – a ticket to an amusement park ride. 

Caesar SaladIt was. It is.

It’s a jumble of thrilling and mildly disorienting moments. At the center of it all, there’s the two of you – sneaking a moment here and a moment there alone together. Even when you have a small wedding like we did, those moments can be hard to find.

Life doesn’t stop when you say your vows, your best friend throws you a rock star shower and your parents host a beautiful reception. It keeps going, rolling – moving along.

So you sneak kisses in a coat closet. You hold hands while walking through Target. You stand barefoot at midnight, eating ice cream in front of the freezer. And, you make Caesar Salad.

Because this Caesar Salad is the thing dates are made of.


Sarah & Jason’s Caesar Salad

This salad makes a great main dish when topped with chicken or steak.

2 garlic cloves
4 anchovy filets
2 tsp Worcestershire
1 ½ tsp white wine vinegar
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
½ lemon juiced
salt and pepper to taste
1 head Romaine lettuce

Press garlic and anchovies into a paste using the back of a fork in a bowl. (You could also do this in a mortar and pestle if you have one.)

Add Worcestershire and white wine vinegar, mixing until smooth. Add olive oil and lemon juice, whisking until fully incorporated. Season with salt and pepper to your liking.

Toss lettuce and parmesan in dressing. Serve immediately.



About Mikaela Cowles

I’m a food-gobbling, book-reading, aspiring photog. Born and raised in Seattle, I love dancing in the rain, bouquets of fresh basil and green grass between my toes. I like how kneading butter into flour makes my fingers soft. I’m passionate about all things sweet potato. I prefer my coffee black, my scotch on the rocks and my steak bloody. I hunt, when I have time; play basketball; and hike. I’ve been known to laugh so hard I hyperventilate. And, I’m the owner of Making Language Count, a boutique freelance writing business.

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