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Slider Caesar Salad

September 2008
Slider Caesar Salad

by 5 people

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 30 mins

Cook: 15 mins

  • 2 kaiser rolls, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 12 ounce package  romaine hearts, torn into small pieces
  1. Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees . On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the bread with 2 tablespoons olive oil, season with salt and pepper and toast for 8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, 3 tablespoons parmesan, mustard and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Crumble the beef into a medium bowl, season with salt and pepper and toss. Divide into 12 equal portions and roll into balls. Thread 3 meatballs onto each of 4 wooden skewers, leaving a 1/2-inch space between each; pat each meatball into a 2-inch patty.
  4. Preheat a grill pan over medium heat. Brush the patties with olive oil and grill, turning once, about 6 minutes total for medium.
  5. Meanwhile, add the lettuce and croutons to the dressing and toss. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon parmesan and season with salt and pepper. Top with the skewers.
Tip Smart move
  • Handle the meat as little as possible--this keeps it nice and juicy.