Caesars Salad

Caesars Salad

Caesar salad is a tableside salad that is made out of romaine lettuce and croutons dressed with parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper. Occasionally tomatoes, anchovies, bacon or grilled chicken can be added. This was invented by restaurateur Caesar Cardini on July 4, 1924, the invention was similar to Nachos and Philly cheese steak where it was impromptu, customers are waiting, kitchen supplies are depleted and he have to create something on what was left. To add some flair on a simple recipe he served this salad by doing some table side tossing.


A really quick and easy salad to prepare but everyone have their own version, for this post I will be sticking to the original dressing recipe where I will be making my own using fresh eggs which is one of the secrets of a good Caesar salad. How about you what’s you variation of this classic recipe?

Ingredients (Salad)

grilled chicken breast, sliced
2 whole romaine lettuce, cleaned and dried
1 cup freshly made croutons
lots of parmesan cheese
cherry tomatoes, cut in half (optional)

Ingredients (Dressing)

1 large egg
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp white vinegar
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp mustard powder

Method

  1. In a mixing bowl add all dressing ingredients and mix using a hand mixer. Mix until emulsified and creamy.
  2. Mix all salad ingredients in a salad bowl then add dressing slowly while tossing salad, sprinkle with parmesan cheese generously.


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14 Responses

  1. Sissi says:

    I never make Ceasar’s salad, but often have it in restaurants. Yours looks particularly good. Thanks for the history lesson!

  2. nice and healthy Raymund, for me any salad also will do, when my hubby is travelling, I just grab anything in the fridge, make a salad with some rice, case settled for my meal.

  3. Judy says:

    Love Caesar salad, I am definitely part of the anchovy crowd. I like how you added cherry tomatoes for the color contrast, very nice.

  4. Such a classic.Was this invented by an Italian immigrant in America or am I remembering that wrong?

  5. wok with ray says:

    I like that you added chicken on your Caesar salad — it makes it a full-hearty meal. I would definitely throw in the anchovy as well, Raymund. Have a good weekend!

    ~ ray ~

  6. Meri says:

    I’ve never really liked caesar salads, but yours looks pretty good with the additions you added.

  7. Yvette says:

    I love caesar salad, one of my top favourites..I love the works, although I usually don’t add tomatoes, and for me the dressing is the important ingredient..and the anchovies never a missed ingredient!

  8. Caesar salad is such a classic recipe and I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this salad. It’s my fav and I eat it a lot.. and somehow never get tired of it lol. Great recipe

  9. I too love a Caesar salad and won’t be without the anchovies either.
    🙂 Mandy

  10. Carolyn Chan says:

    Classic salad and one of my favourites.

  11. Betty says:

    I love Caesar Salad, especially with grilled chicken. Your traditional dressing looks delicious- I love the anchovy. 🙂

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