I love caesar salads but the standard caesar is almost too simple for me. If I’m going to eat a salad, I need some excitement both visually and in taste. In some ways I have always felt that if I don’t add more to it then I’m wasting a perfect opportunity to get more veggies in my diet.
When I made this for the first time I had only but a few things in the fridge that I didn’t want to go to waste and with no other option to make a meal. It’s called, “Jenn is too hungry to go to the grocery store at the moment. Will buy everything, if I shop hungry.” Times like these are great because it sparks that creative culinary side that I believe we all have if we give ourselves a chance.
The fennel works great in this due to its fresh, crisp flavor that cuts through and balances the tanginess of the caesar dressing. If you don’t like fennel or mushrooms, try something else you really like instead. If anything at all, use this as a base to inspire you to create something of your own.