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Grilled Caesar Salad with Pomegranate, Pepitas, and Shallots Recipe

Celebrate fall and cooler weather with this grilled Caesar salad with pomegranate, pepitas, and shallots recipe. Courtesy Laura Basher of Family Spice.

Servings: 6

Active time: 15 minutes

Total time:

Caesar Dressing Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp capers
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/2 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated

Preparation

  1. In blender or food processor blend egg, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, capers, salt, pepper, and garlic until whipped. While motor is running, slowly drizzle in extra virgin olive oil. Keep blending until dressing is creamy. Transfer dressing into serving bottle and stir in grated Parmesan cheese. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Salad with pomegranate, pepitas, and shallots

  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided use
  • 12 shallots
  • 6 Romaine lettuce hearts, halved lengthwise
  • 1/4 c pepitas
  • 1/4 c shaved Parmesan cheese
  1. Place small sauté pan over medium high heat and add 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil. Once oil is hot, add shallots and cook until caramelized, but not mushy. Set aside.
  2. Heat large grill pan to high heat and add 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil.
  3. When oil is hot, grill halved romaine hearts, cut side down, until brown, about 3 minutes. Turn romaine hearts over and grill other side for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  4. Transfer romaine hearts to serving plate and garnish with caramelized shallots and pepitas, pomegranate arils, and shaved Parmesan cheese
  5. Serve immediately with Caesar dressing.
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Pasteurized equals peace of mind

Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized eggs taste great and are safe for all your favorite egg dishes! Davidson's gentle water bath pasteurization reduces the risk of Salmonella in eggs without changing the nutrition or flavor. In fact, Davidson's pasteurized eggs have earned the Seal of Approval for exceptional flavor and culinary performance from the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

The Raw Egg Risk

Davidson's eggs aren't just good for sunny-side up or poached eggs. Consider all the recipes that feature raw eggs, like eggnog, Caesar salad dressing, raw cookie dough, custard and more. Take homemade ice cream, for example. Over a four-year period, more than 500 illnesses in the US were traced to Salmonella bacteria in homemade ice cream, according to the CDC. The ingredient at fault? Raw or undercooked eggs.