Look for crisp leaves with no rust spots or browning edges. Romaine will last longer if it washed before storing. Break off the bottom and seperate the leaves. In a sink full of cold water, swirl the lettuce to remove dirt. Drain the lettuce and dry thoroughly. Refrigerate for up to 1 week, loosely wrapped in a peper towel inside a plastic bag.
Try thi no-egg recipe for a caesar dressing substitute: 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice and 1 tsp. each Dijon mustard and anchovy paste. Blend together. Crush 1 garlic clove and place in dressing. Let sit 1 hour. Remove garlic. Whisk . Add 1 head of romaine torn into bite-size pieces. Toss and enjoy!