Monday, December 28, 2009

Caesar Salad and Pizza Bianca

Wow this is my 200th post!
Salad and bread. I loved the roast beast but needed a break. So tonight we had a Caesar Salad and Pizza Bianco. The pizza recipe came from the book My Bread by Jim Lahey. The way you make the breads in this book is so simple. Mix ingredients and walk away for 12 to 18 hours. The result was quite good. No cheese. Just olive oil and rosemary. Heaven.

The Caesar Salad is a variation of a recipe that was in Bon Appetit a while back.
For dressing -
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
3 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
3/4 olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Combine Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and mustard in processor. Blend. With processor running slowly add olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

For the Croutons I used what was left from the bread I made for Christmas day. I cut it in cubes and mixed it with thyme, rosemary, oregano and salt. I put the bread with the seasoning in a zip lock bag and added olive oil to the bag. Closed the bag and mixed up the contents. Put the bread cubes on a baking sheet and baked at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, stirring once.

Not bad for a Monday...
Tomorrow I am going to Whole Foods for the first time. Stay tuned.


Kim said...

Those two cookbooks you received as presents sound terrific. I love the pizza bianca. It looks like it turned out wonderfully! The picture of your Caesar salad is very pretty.

Anonymous said...

The pizza bianco looks fabulous!!!

Karine said...

Your dish sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)