(Yield: 4 servings)
1 short or 1/2 regular baguette
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 tablespoon Kikkoman Soy Sauce
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 heads romaine lettuce
1/2 cucumber, scored with fork and sliced
2 large tomatoes, sliced
Tomato Caesar Dressing (recipe below)
- Cut baguette crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices. Combine butter, soy sauce and garlic; beat until well blended. Spread both sides of baguette slices generously with mixture. Place on large baking sheet.
- Bake in 400º F. oven 4 minutes. Turn slices over and bake 4 minutes longer, or until golden brown and toasted. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
- Select medium-size middle leaves of romaine. (Store outer and inner leaves for another use.) Wash and drain well. Place desired number of leaves on each of 4 plates. Arrange cucumber, tomato slices and croutons over leaves.
- Drizzle dressing over salad; serve with remaining dressing and croutons. Tomato Caesar Dressing: Combine 1 cup real mayonnaise, 3 Tbsp. olive oil, 2 Tbsp. Kikkoman Soy Sauce, 4 teaspoons lemon juice, 1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese, 2 teaspoons minced garlic and 1 teaspoon sugar with wire whisk until smooth.
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