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Here's how to make caesar salad: the world famous salad! And the perfect recipe for a super light and healthy lunch salad...

Caesar Salad with Pork

Let's give this classic salad a special twist and use a beautiful juicy pork tenderloin!

Course Lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories per serving 716 kcal

Ingredients

  • 10,5 oz pork tenderloin (350 g)
  • 1 lb romaine lettuce (450 g)
  • 1 thick slice bread or toast diced
  • ½ cup vegetable oil (120 ml), or groundnut or canola oil
  • 1 small egg
  • 4 canned anchovy fillets in oil or 2 tsp anchovy paste
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • tsp worcester sauce
  • ½ tsp strong mustard
  • 
a handful parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 small garlic clove mashed
  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. In a high cup combine the egg, vegetable, groundnut or canola oil, anchovy fillets (or anchovy paste), half of the lemon juice, strong mustard, mashed garlic, worcester sauce and half of the grated parmesan cheese. Season with somepepper and salt.

    Here's how to make caesar salad: the world famous salad! And the perfect recipe for a super light and healthy lunch salad...
  2. Then place a stick mixer in it and mix the oily egg mixture into a thick and white rather thick mayo like sauce. You can also prepare the caesar dressing sauce in a blender! Check the seasoning of the sauce and add extra pepper, salt or lemon juice to taste.

    Here's how to make caesar salad: the world famous salad! And the perfect recipe for a super light and healthy lunch salad...
  3. Cover the anchovy dressing with some cling film and place it in the fridge to chill until needed later. Season the pork generously with pepper and salt. In a medium non-stick pan pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil and place it over high heat until hot. Then add the tenderloin.

    Here's how to make caesar salad: the world famous salad! And the perfect recipe for a super light and healthy lunch salad...
  4. Quickly sear the pork tenderloin on all sides until brown. This will take about 8 to 10 minutes. Then turn the heat low and cover the pan. Cook the pork for another 8 minutes, regularly turning the meat.

    Here's how to make caesar salad: the world famous salad! And the perfect recipe for a super light and healthy lunch salad...
  5. In the meantime bake the croutons in a little olive oil until golden brown.

    Here's how to make caesar salad: the world famous salad! And the perfect recipe for a super light and healthy lunch salad...
  6. Let the croutons cool on a plate at room temperature. Don’t put them in the fridge or they will loose their crunch. Shred or chop the romaine lettuce and add it to a large mixing bowl. Then add half of the anchovy dressing.

    Here's how to make caesar salad: the world famous salad! And the perfect recipe for a super light and healthy lunch salad...
  7. Stir or toss the romaine lettuce well and divide it over 2 deep plates. Put them in the fridge. Right before serving transfer the pork tenderloin to a chopping board and slice it in half. It should be cooked in the middle but still moist. If it isn’t cooked enough, place the pork back in the pan and cover again. Put the pan back over low heat and let the pork warm through for another 4 minutes. Then slice the pork up and put it on top of the lettuce. Drizzle with the remaining caesar dressing. Sprinkle with croutons and the remaining grated cheese. Finish with a dash of black pepper. Serve lukewarm.

    Here's how to make caesar salad: the world famous salad! And the perfect recipe for a super light and healthy lunch salad...