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Caesar Salad with Ball Park Bun Croutons

This simple Caesar salad recipe uses Ball Park buns for the crunchy croutons that top a salad of crisp cold greens.
Caesar Salad Recipe

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This simple Caesar salad recipe uses Ball Park buns for the crunchy croutons that top a salad of crisp cold greens.

Ingredients

For the Croutons:

  • 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Ball Park hot dog or hamburger buns, half-inch cubes

For the dressing:

  • 5 cloves garlic, mashed into a paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 Cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Anchovy filets, minced, to taste (optional)

For the salad:

  • 4 Cups Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

For the Croutons:

For the croutons, heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the paprika, salt, and pepper to the pan. Then, add the cubed buns and cook, tossing for about 5 minutes or until the croutons are a golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside to cool.

For the dressing:

Combine the garlic, mustard, lemon juice, egg yolk, with a pinch of salt and pepper. Then, whisk together while slowly incorporating the olive oil. Taste and adjust seasonings. Stir in minced anchovies if desired.

For the salad:

Combine the lettuce, cheese, and lightly season the greens. Then, toss with dressing to taste and croutons. Serve on cold plates.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving446
Total Fat41g63%
Sugar2gN/A
Saturated7g34%
Cholesterol41mg14%
Protein6g13%
Carbs15g5%
Vitamin A247µg27%
Vitamin B120.2µg3.2%
Vitamin B60.1mg6.7%
Vitamin C5mg8%
Vitamin D0.2µg0.1%
Vitamin E6mg29%
Vitamin K74µg92%
Calcium156mg16%
Fiber2g9%
Folate (food)76µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)107µg27%
Folic acid18µgN/A
Iron2mg11%
Magnesium21mg5%
Monounsaturated28gN/A
Niacin (B3)1mg6%
Phosphorus112mg16%
Polyunsaturated5gN/A
Potassium206mg6%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg7.9%
Sodium298mg12%
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg13%
Zinc0.7mg4.5%