Sometimes I don't have a lot in my fridge, and I just want a quick dressing without the fuss. This one from Emma Waverman is great-lots of flavor, with no weird anchovies or things to scare off the kids. The flavor is pretty mild which is great for picky eaters, and whips up fast (which is great for busy moms). I love to add a little more lemon and some fresh cracked pepper.
Adapted from Whining and Dining
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup olive oil
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp finely chopped garlic
⅓ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 small head of romaine lettuce, washed and torn into bite sized pieces
handful of croutons
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic until smooth.
Spin your lettuce in a salad spinner until dry, then place in a large bowl. Toss with the dressing until well coated, then sprinkle with cheese and toss again. Salt and pepper to taste. Add the croutons just before serving so they don’t go soggy.
Makes 4 servings.