A Caesar salad is a green salad of romaine lettuce and croutons dressed with lemon juice, olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, anchovies, garlic, Dijon mustard, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper. In its original form, this salad was prepared and served tableside.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
1 large or 2 small heads of romaine lettuce
Parmesan cheese, shredded or shaved
Crisp croutons – homemade can be made several days ahead. The recipe below makes enough for 2 salads.
Caesar salad dressing – homemade is best and here is our favorite store-bought dressing in a pinch
How to Make Ceaser salad (Mexico)
How to Make Croutons:
1) The crunchy homemade garlic croutons really elevate this salad, making it look and taste quite fancy. The cheese crusted onto each little toast will have you snacking on these croutons!
2) Cut baguette in half lengthwise and slice into 1/4? thick pieces and place on baking sheet.
Combine 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil with minced garlic. toss breads with garlic infused oil and 2 Tbsp parmesan.
Spread Evenly and Bake to desired crispness.
How to Make Caesar Salad Dressing:
1) The caesar salad dressing comes together so fast and all you need is a bowl and whisk. This Caesar dressing is light, healthy and packs so much fresh flavor without needing much salt at all.
2) Whisk together minced garlic, dijon, Worcestershire, lemon juice and red wine vinegar.
Whisking while adding oil emulsifies the dressing for a smooth and creamy (not oily) consistency.
Season with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste.
How to Make Caesar Salad:
In a large mixing bowl, combine all of your ingredients and toss gently to coat the lettuce in caesar dressing. This recipe makes enough croutons for two full salads so you’ll have them ready to go for round 2!