An all-time favorite, the classic Caesar salad with romaine lettuce, homemade croutons, Parmesan cheese and an avocado-based Caesar salad dressing. California Avocados are a fresh, natural, wholesome part of a healthy diet. Check out more California Avocados Nutrition Facts to see how it could benefit you!
California Avocado Caesar Salad with California Avocado Dressing
Total Time: 20 min
Vitamin A 12,470 (IU); Vitamin C 10 mg; Calcium 90 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0.7 (IU); Folate 218 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.3 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 250%; Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 8%; Iron 10%
Ingredients1/2 baguette, cut into 1-inch cubes 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 clove garlic, chopped 3 heads romaine lettuce, rinsed, patted dry, wilted outer leaves discarded As needed California Avocado Caesar Dressing (see recipe below) 1/2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and cubed 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (optional) California Avocado Caesar Dressing 1/2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and cubed 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar 1/3 cup olive oil 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Transfer cubed bread to a parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle the bread with olive oil, sprinkle with chopped garlic. Using your hands, gently toss the bread to make sure it’s coated with all the oil and garlic. Bake for 15-20 minutes until they are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.
- Tear the romaine lettuce into bite-sized pieces and add the homemade croutons.
- Pour the California Avocado Caesar dressing on top and toss to combine. Add the remaining avocado and top with cherry tomatoes if desired. Serve immediately.
California Avocado Caesar Dressing
- In a food processor combine all dressing ingredients and process until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
Serving suggestion: Serve as a side salad to any meal.
Beverage Pairings: Pairs perfectly with a refreshing tequila and grapefruit Paloma.
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados