This Mixed-leaf Caesar Salad from Delia Online looked like a quick and easy recipe and Delia Smith recipes are usually straight forward and relatively simple. I made the recipe as a main dish, but with hindsight it would work better as a side dish.
Cos lettuce, Mixed leaves, Rocket leaves, Anchovy fillets in olive oil, Parmesan, Sourdough bread, Olive oil, Parmesan, Garlic, Egg, Lime juice, Mustard powder, Worcestershire sauce. 6/10
Level of difficulty
The dressing can be tricky if you haven’t made a mayonnaise before. It’s important to make sure that the ingredients are measured correctly, if you want a creamy dressing. 7/10
Time taken to prepare
The croutons and dressing take a little while to prepare. For a relatively simple recipe, that would make a great side dish, it does take a little longer that you would expect. 7/10
I was really looking forward to the garlic, parmesan croutons, which smelled delicious while they were cooking. The end result was a bit too subtle and a little more parmesan would have enhanced the flavour. Having a mix of lettuces added a good dimension to the salad. The lime juice added a tangy flavour to the dressing and mixing the parmesan through with the dressing gave a lovely cheesy taste. I enjoyed the anchovies in the salad, but if you are squeamish about them you might find them overpowering. 8/10
Although not containing any particularly unusual ingredients, the combination of flavours created a pleasant salad. I wouldn’t make this salad as a main dish, but it would definitely add a great dimension as a side dish. 7/10