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Caesar Salad with Fried Ginger

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.