A Tempting Trio

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Tempting Trio 2

Caesar Salad with Roasted Chickpeas

This version of classic Caesar dressing is great as a dip for cold chicken, with raw veggies, on sandwiches or—of course—on salads. Consider making it in bigger batches and stashing it in the fridge so it will be at the ready for snacking. Serves 4–6.


For the classic Caesar dressing

  • large soft-boiled eggs
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ Tb. anchovy paste
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce (check label to make sure it is gluten-free)
  • ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup shredded Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

For the salad

  • 3 heads romaine hearts, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • ¼ cup roasted chickpeas


  1. First make the dressing: Put all of
    the ingredients except the olive oil in a
    food processor and blend for 30 to 60
    seconds. With the food processor running,
    slowly drizzle the olive oil down
    the chute to emulsify the dressing into
    a creamy consistency.

  2. Put the romaine and roasted chickpeas
    in a salad bowl. Add the dressing
    and toss to coat.

TIP: Feel free to get creative with your
Caesar, perhaps adding crumbled
bacon, soft-boiled egg, roasted
tomatoes—or all three. Also, anchovy
is a strong flavor. You may wish to start
with less, then taste before your final
mixing to see if you want to add the
full amount.

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