Caper Tomato Salad with Caesar Dressing

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How to make a salad with Caesar dressing that is not a Caesar salad. My version is a Caper Tomato Salad with Caesar Dressing.

This recipe was inspired by Ina Garten. She calls it Tomato Carpaccio. Very simple and easy to make, however the complexity of the flavors are very deep and yet very familiar of a Caesar salad. The recipe consist of the following, homemade Caesar dressing, sliced tomato, shaved Parmesan, capers, basil, and salt and pepper. The main part of the recipe is the homemade Caesar dressing. The recipe is below.

Caesar Dressing

It is easy to buy dressings from the store, and that may be a more convenient way of cooking and entertaining. However if you want to wow your guests or even impress your significant other with a homemade meal, try this homemade dressing.

Course Appetizer
Keyword salad, dressing, caesar dressing, tomato, capers, parmesan, tomato carpaccio
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1-2 blanched garlic
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 3 anchovy
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp parmesan
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender except for olive oil.

  2. Drizzle olive oil until thickened a little bit.

Caper Tomato Salad with Caesar Dressing

Here is the whole recipe

Course Appetizer
Keyword salad, dressing, caesar dressing, tomato, capers, parmesan, tomato carpaccio
Prep Time 25 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 head of romaine
  • 1 heirloom tomato sliced 1/4" thick
  • 1/2 cup shaved parmesan
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1 tbsp sliced basil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp Caesar dressing

Instructions

  1. Build all ingredients by starting with sliced tomato, homemade Caesar dressing and everything else to follow. 

What is Caesar salad?

The salad’s creation is generally attributed to restaurateur Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant who operated restaurants in Mexico and the United States. Common ingredients in the salad include,

The above Caper Tomato Salad with Caesar Dressing can be paired with any protein or really any main dish. Chicken Caesar salad sounds about right but use your imagination.