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