Today I am compelled to roast a little garlic. While garlic is pretty terrific as it is, roasting turns it into little mellow cloves of gold. Soft, golden, and tamed of its harsh bite. It is wonderful in mashed potatoes, hummus or today’s Roasted Garlic Caesar Salad with Crispy Prosciutto.
The roasting of the garlic transforms this dressing into something creamy, tangy and full of garlic flavour without the sharpness of fresh garlic. I used roasted garlic for the croutons as well, because how much garlic is enough?
Traditional Caesar Dressing is made with egg yolks, however in this recipe I opted to use pasteurized whole eggs found in a carton for food safe reasons. If you do not have a concern with using raw eggs please feel free to go the traditional way and use a raw egg yolk.
The crispy prosciutto in this recipe adds a salty crunch that is rather addictive so try to save enough for the salad! Grilled chicken or shrimp would also be a great addition to make a bigger meal. Enjoy!