Caesar Salad with Whole-Wheat Croutons

Side Dishes

Caesar Salad with Whole-Wheat Croutons

Homemade croutons and a lemony Caesar dressing elevate this salad from a run-of-the-mill side dish to something really special. A good Caesar salad becomes extraordinary with homemade croutons — banishing store-bought croutons forever!


12 cups

Total Time

15 minutes

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Toast bread in ¼ cup oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, 45 minutes. Toss croutons with basil and paprika; season with salt and pepper.

Whisk together grated Parmesan, lemon juice, mayonnaise, garlic, Dijon, anchovy paste, and Worcestershire. Whisk in ⅓ cup oil until emulsified; season with salt and pepper. Toss romaine and croutons with dressing; garnish with shaved Parmesan.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per cup

Calories: 176

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14g 21%

Saturated Fat 3g 15%

Cholesterol 6mg 2%

Sodium 300mg 12%

Carbs 9g 3%

Fiber 2g 8%

Protein 4g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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