Artichoke Caesar-ish Salad

with my new go-to anchovy dressing

This may be the most chaotic salad I’ve ever made. What was to be a well intentioned artichoke Caesar salad, then turned into a red wine/anchovy/parmesan dressed salad with bagel croutons and crispy pinto beans. I thought I was fully stocked to make one thing, and as usual ended up making something completely different. But, it was delicious.

I wanted to make a classic caesar salad but there was no bread, no white beans, and no lemons. So substitutions were made. The main one being red wine vinegar substituted for the lemon juice (here is my standard Caesar dressing), and it turned into a whole new thing. A delicious new thing. It’s the real standout from this whole debacle and I will now be referring to it as The Dressing. It’s insanely good. I will be making more. Lots more. And it will be going on everything.

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Artichoke Caesar-ish Salad Artichoke Caesar-ish Salad
It’s the real standout from this whole debacle and I will now be referring to it as The Dressing. It’s insanely good. I will be making more. Lots more. And it will be going on everything.
Artichoke Caesar-ish Salad


Artichoke Caesar-ish Salad

A not-quite Caesar salad with roasted artichokes, crispy pinto beans, bagel croutons and an anchovy and red wine vinegar dressing. It's insanely good!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: anchovy dressing, caesar salad, dinner salad, roasted artichokes
Servings: 2
Author: Rachel Lerro

Equipment

  • 4 quarter sheet trays or just a few different roasting dishes

Ingredients

for the dressing

  • 1/2 c olive oil from marinated artichokes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 c red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 c parm
  • 1 anchovy fillet
  • 1 heaped tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp mayo
  • fresh ground black pepper

for the salad

  • 2 heads romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 jar marinated artichokes
  • 1 can pinto beans or white beans if you have them
  • 2 bagels
  • 1 handful shaved parmesan

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Combine dressing ingredients and blend until smooth.
    1/2 c olive oil from marinated artichokes, 1 clove garlic, 1/2 c red wine vinegar, 1/4 c parm, 1 anchovy fillet, 1 heaped tsp Dijon mustard, 1 tbsp mayo, fresh ground black pepper
  • Drain and dry beans. Scatter on a sheet tray, drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper.
    1 can pinto beans
  • Slice artichokes in quarters and scatter in a sheet tray.
    1 jar marinated artichokes
  • Tear bagels into small pieces. Scatter on a sheet tray, drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper.
    2 bagels
  • Roast beans, artichokes and bagel croutons for about 25 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. The time will vary on all, so keep an eye on them checking every five minutes or so.
  • To plate, scatter your lettuce on a platter. Top with the crispy beans, artichokes and croutons. Drizzle over lots of dressing, a few extra shavings of parmesan and some fresh ground black pepper.
    2 heads romaine lettuce, 1 handful shaved parmesan

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