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This recipe is dedicated to all the do-gooders hosting gatherings who’d like to make their standby favorites, but find that something’s not vegetarian… and someone attending is. Caesar salad is one such popular crowd-pleaser that pairs well with rich, holiday fare. But the classic dressing gets its umami oomph from minced anchovies, a taboo for certain diets.
But even if you’re not particular about it one way or another, here’s a substitution that gives it a festive twist. Sundried tomatoes, with their concentrated, bright flavor, are minced in lieu of the silvery fish. Combined with fresh garlic and lemon juice, good olive oil and a yolk for thickening, it’ll do the job with flying colors, in more ways than one. Sorry, no luck here for vegans, or the otherwise egg-averse.