Excellent classic Caesar Salad enhanced with toasted almonds.
2 hearts of Romaine lettuce
1 cup whole, blanched almonds
2/3 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon EACH salt and pepper
2 tablespoons A-1 sauce
2 teaspoons brown mustard
2 teaspoons minced garlic
Juice of 1 large lemon
1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
Cut Romaine into bite-sized pieces. Rinse in colander (or salad spinner), wrap in tea towel and refrigerate.
Saute almonds in a little butter, season with salt and set aside.
In the bottom of a large salad bowl, mix together olive oil, salt and pepper, A-1 sauce, mustard and garlic. Add lettuce, lemon, Parmesan and almonds and toss thoroughly. Serves 4 - 6.