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All ingredients listed below except for the greens should be placed in mortar and well mixed, the anchovy ground nearly to a paste
Most of a head of Romaine lettuce or fresh spinach. Can add a little well chopped red cabbage and or arugula. Make sure that the latter is not too bitter. Mix well with oil of your choice so that the greens are well coated but not dripping.
Add one laked egg well chopped.[To lake an egg boil it for 3 to 4 minutes] Toss in the contents of the mortar. Add in 1/2 to 1/3 cup of Parmesan, preferably freshly ground Italian - It does make a difference.
Add additional lemon juice to taste. Garnish with tomatoes and croutons. On principle leave out the tomato if only the tasteless American beauties are available. Try cherry tomatoes that have been surreptitiously tasted at the market.
If you want to make a meal of it, add bite size skinless half breast of chicken that has been briefly marinated in a light soy and cooked just to done in the microwave. This requires frequent mixing so that relatively undercooked pieces are arranged to the periphery.