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5 from 3 votes

Avocado Caesar Salad Dressing

Attention avocado lovers! You need this avocado caesar salad in your life: with an umami-packed creamy avocado caesar dressing that goes perfectly with crispy bacon, crunchy romaine, croutons and parmesan cheese.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 200kcal

Ingredients

Dressing:

  • 1 avocado (ripe)
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (finely grated)
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic

Salad

  • 1 head romaine lettuce (washed and torn into bite-sized pieces)
  • 4 slices bacon (cooked, cooled, and cut into pieces)
  • 1 avocado (cut into small cubes)
  • 1 cup croutons
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (finely grated)

Instructions

Avocado Caesar Salad Dressing:

  • In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, combine all dressing ingredients.
  • Blend for 30 seconds on high.
  • Scrape down the sides with a spatula and blend for another 30 seconds - 1 minute, until dressing is creamy (as pictured above).

Avocado Caesar Salad

  • Wash and dry lettuce, and tear into bite-sized pieces.
  • Toss the lettuce with the dressing until completely coated and evenly distributed.
  • Serve with the bacon, avocado, croutons, and additional Parmesan cheese.

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Notes

Storage
This salad does not keep well once dressed, however the individual components may be cooked ahead and stored in the fridge:
  • romaine may be washed, chopped and stored in an air tight container with a paper towel for up to 4 days
  • avocado caesar dressing can be prepped up to 48 hours ahead
  • bacon can be cooked, cooled, chopped and stored in the fridge for up to 1 week ahead
Variations
  • Swap the romaine for kale (give it a massage first to remove bitterness)
  • Add some cooked chicken and make it a whole meal
  • Add some quartered hard boiled eggs or serve with a poached egg
  • Add pasta to make it a pasta salad (you may need to increase the dressing)

Nutrition

Serving: 1/8 of the batch | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6908IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg