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Shrimp Caesar

  • 20 m
  • 20 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“While most Caesars drown the greens in a heavy dressing, this lemony version lets the taste of the shrimp shine through. Don't worry about the anchovies—they'll mellow in the dressing, giving it a rich taste that can't be duplicated.”


    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, plus 4 lemon wedges for garnish
    • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    • 3 anchovies, coarsely chopped, or 1 teaspoon anchovy paste, or to taste
    • 1 small clove garlic, coarsely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • ½ cup grated Asiago cheese, divided
    • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    • 8 cups chopped hearts of romaine, (about 2 hearts)
    • 1 pound peeled cooked shrimp, (21-25 per pound; thawed if frozen)
    • 1 cup croutons, preferably whole-grain (see Tip)


  • 1 Place lemon juice, mustard, anchovies (or anchovy paste) and garlic in a food processor; process until smooth. With the motor running, gradually add oil; process until creamy. Add ¼ cup Asiago cheese and pepper; pulse until combined.
  • 2 Combine romaine, shrimp and croutons in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Divide among 4 plates, top with the remaining ¼ cup Asiago cheese and garnish with a lemon wedge.
  • Make Ahead Tip: The dressing (Step 1) will keep, in a jar in the refrigerator, for up to 3 days. Shake vigorously just before tossing with the salad.
  • Tip: To make homemade croutons: Toss 1 cup whole-grain bread cubes with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, a pinch each of salt, pepper and garlic powder. Spread out on a baking sheet and toast at 350°F until crispy, turning occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes.
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