Caesar Salad with Fried Ginger

Notes: Shred ginger with a shredder or finely julienne with a knife.
Makes 8 to 10 servings


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6 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup finely shredded fresh ginger
6 ounces parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 pound romaine lettuce, rinsed and crisped
1 cup prepared toasted croutons


1. In an 8- to 10-inch frying pan over high heat, stir oil and ginger until ginger is golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer ginger to paper towels. Let oil cool.

2. With a vegetable peeler, shave about half the cheese into very thin slices. Grate remaining cheese.

3. In a wide, shallow bowl, whisk oil, grated cheese, garlic, and lemon juice to blend.

4. Break romaine into bite-size pieces into bowl. Add croutons and mix gently.

5. Sprinkle fried ginger and shaved parmesan over salad.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 173
Caloriesfromfat 73 %
Protein 8.2 g
Fat 14 g
Satfat 4.4 g
Carbohydrate 5 g
Fiber 1 g
Sodium 343 mg
Cholesterol 13 mg