Caesar Salad with Fried Ginger

Notes: Shred ginger with a shredder or finely julienne with a knife.

Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 173
  • Calories from fat: 73%
  • Protein: 8.2g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated fat: 4.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sodium: 343mg
  • Cholesterol: 13mg


  • 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. 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. 2. With a vegetable peeler, shave about half the cheese into very thin slices. Grate remaining cheese.
  3. 3. In a wide, shallow bowl, whisk oil, grated cheese, garlic, and lemon juice to blend.
  4. 4. Break romaine into bite-size pieces into bowl. Add croutons and mix gently.
  5. 5. Sprinkle fried ginger and shaved parmesan over salad.
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