Sunday Salads: Sundried Tomato Caesar Salad
When I set out to do this post I definitely had sundried tomatoes in mind for the 4th of July weekend. It was my every intention to make a red, white and bleu salad with sundried tomatoes, blue cheese (which is actually white) and something blue, maybe blue corn chips? But then the posting time grew near, we were invited over for an impromptu dinner at the in-laws where we were requested to bring salad and I decided instead to use ingredients that I already had on hand.
We all know that I have a *thing* for sundried tomatoes. And buffalo sauce. No don’t worry, I didn’t marry those two ingredients. Yet. I had Romaine lettuce on hand and was thinking I wanted to do something creamy and away from the vinaigrettes that I have been doing the past few weeks. Add to that the fact that my husband loves Caesar salads and I came up with this combination. And it was a fabulous one.
As I mentioned I took it to my in-laws for a dinner. And this is the type of salad that when there are leftovers it doesn’t really keep because the lettuce gets soggy with the dressing sitting on it in the refrigerator. So I was a bit nervous that there was going to be a lot of waste. There was NO WASTE! We polished it off in one sitting with my father in-law asking if anyone else needed any more as he cleaned the bowl. That my friends, is a HUGE win as my mother in-law is a fantastic cook. So let that be your testimony for this salad.
Sundried Tomato Caesar Salad with Sundried Tomato Caesar Dressing
Tricia @ onceamonthmeals.com
Sundried Tomato Salad Ingredients:
- 2 bunches Romaine lettuce, chopped
- 0.5 cups Parmesan cheese, shredded
- .5 cups sundried tomatoes
- 1 cups croutons
- Sundried Tomato Caesar Dressing (see below)
Sundried Tomato Caesar Dressing Ingredients:
- 0.25 cups sundried tomatoes, packed in oil
- 2 teaspoons garlic
- 0.5 teaspoons dried oregano
- 0.5 teaspoons salt
- 0.25 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 0.25 cups olive oil
- 0.125 (1/8) cups red wine vinegar
- .67 (2/3) cups sour cream
- ¼ cups Parmesan Cheese
Prepare Sundried Tomato Caesar Salad Dressing: Mix sundried tomatoes, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, and sugar in a food processor until combined. Add olive oil and red wine vinegar and continue blending. Add sour cream, process until smooth and add Parmesan cheese. Set in refrigerator to chill before serving if time allows.
Prepare Sundried Tomato Caesar Salad: Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with sundried tomato caesar salad dressing just before serving. Serve.
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