I absolutely love Ceaser Salads (that is Ceaser Salads without Anchovies-this is an important distinction). The idea of anchovies honestly makes my stomach turn. I love seafood in general, but anchovies are a whole different ball game.
I have really never liked them- and had never tried them (by the way, I am very big on this- declaring I hate foods I have never tried-always have been always will). However, a couple of years ago, I did accidentally try them and I will truly never be the same.
We were at a fancy restaurant for my Grandpa’s birthday. The restaurant served Ceaser Salad tableside family style and since my 6 cousins and I are all obsessed with Ceaser Salad we figured we’d give it a try.
I was not paying attention to the server making the salad. Mistake #1. I guess I kind of noticed specks in the salad but continued to eat it anyway. I wasn’t the hugest fan, but I did finish the salad. Fast forward to the car ride home, when someone asks me how the anchovies were. I was completely shocked and mortified and even upset. I could not believe I ate them. I really could not get over it. I could not get over it for the rest of the trip. Clearly I am still not over it.
So needless to say, I made a Ceaser Dressing without anchovies and eggs as well. And since they are usually high in saturated fat and calories, I made my version with greek yogurt. In fact, this Brussels sprout Ceaser Salad really gives the Kale Ceaser Salad fad a run for its money. Let me know what you think?