Fast & Easy Dinner: Corn and Red Pepper Caesar Salad

Fast & Easy Dinner: Corn and Red Pepper Caesar Salad



In order to make the classic Caesar salad worthy of a main dish, chicken is usually added. However you can make it a vegetarian friendly option by adding a bunch of fresh, chopped veggies instead. It's a crisp and delicious meal that pairs nicely with a chilled glass of Chardonnay. If you are fearful of Caesar dressings that include anchovies, you are in luck! This one is anchovy free! For the recipe please read more



Corn and Red Pepper Caesar Salad
From Vegetarian Times magazine

4 ears corn on the cob or 3 cups canned corn kernels, drained
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 medium-sized head romaine lettuce, leaves separated
4 large eggs
1 ½ cups garlic croutons
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
¾ cup olive oil
1 tsp. minced garlic, or to taste
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  1. If using fresh corn, carefully slice kernels from cobs and place in saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and rinse under cold water. Drain again and refrigerate until serving time.
  2. Meanwhile, cook eggs in rapidly boiling water for 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and run under cold water until cool. Peel and set aside until serving time.
  3. Trim off stem end of lettuce and rinse each leaf well. Dry thoroughly and break into bite-sized pieces. Place in salad bowl.
  4. To make dressing, whisk together 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, mustard and salt and pepper. Set aside.
  5. Add diced peppers and cooled corn to lettuce. Toss with croutons. Grate cooled eggs over top and toss with dressing. Garnish salad with remaining 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese and serve.

Serves 4.

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