This garlicky dressing is terrific simply tossed with romaine lettuce, but any sturdy lettuce you have on hand will do--particularly radicchio or escarole.

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Recipe Summary

30 mins


Garlic Dressing
Romaine Salad


Instructions Checklist
  • To make dressing: Bring unpeeled garlic cloves and broth to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Reduce heat to very low, cover and cook until the garlic is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove the garlic with a slotted spoon to a plate to cool for 2 minutes, reserving the cooking liquid. Add enough water to the cooking liquid to measure 1/4 cup.

  • Squeeze the cooled garlic pulp out of the skins into a blender or food processor. Add the reserved cooking liquid, vinegar, oil, mustard and the 2 anchovies; process or blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

  • To make salad: Combine lettuce, onion and the dressing in a large bowl. Toss well and top with the 6 anchovies, Parmesan cheese and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

122 calories; protein 5.8g 12% DV; carbohydrates 10.2g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 2.6g 11% DV; sugars 2.1g; fat 7.1g 11% DV; saturated fat 1.4g 7% DV; cholesterol 8.9mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 8217.4IU 164% DV; vitamin c 9.9mg 16% DV; folate 133.7mcg 33% DV; calcium 102.8mg 10% DV; iron 1.6mg 9% DV; magnesium 25.6mg 9% DV; potassium 393.3mg 11% DV; sodium 515.7mg 21% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 11% DV.