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Best Recipe for Caesar Salad

Updated on January 7, 2015

Enjoy Caesar Salad

Make delicious caesar salad.
Make delicious caesar salad.

Caesar Salad Recipe

For a delicious Caesar salad recipe, add these homemade croutons adding a lot of crunch and flavor to your salad. A little known fact about Caesar salads is that these salads originated in Mexico, and were served at many fine restaurants throughout the country. The original Mexican recipe is a little different than the American version. My recipe for Caesar salad is made without a raw egg and it still tastes wonderful-- If I must say so myself. I make a batch of this dressing every few weeks and mix it with a bunch of Romaine lettuce. I always add extra fresh Parmesan cheese to top off the salad.

Keep a few small tins of anchovies when you get a yen for Caesar salad.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: Salad serves 6 to 8 people

Remember to Grate the Cheese

Grated fresh parmesan cheese
Grated fresh parmesan cheese

Ingredients for Caesar Salad and Croutons

  • 8 Cups Romaine Lettuce
  • 4 slices sour dough bread
  • One Cup Olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • One small can Anchovies with oil
  • 1/2 Cup Canned parmesan cheese
  • Two large garlic cloves Garlic clove for dressing and croutons, Chopped fine
  • 1/4 Cup Olive oil for bread cubes
  • One Tablespoon Basil
  • One Tablespoon Oregano
  • Fresh parmesa cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Some Ingredients for a Caesar salad

Lemon Juice
Lemon Juice
Add some garlic
Add some garlic
Olive OIl
Olive OIl
Fresh Oregano
Fresh Oregano
Serve fresh French bread
Serve fresh French bread

Instructions for Caesar Salad Dressing and Croutons

  1. Wash romaine leaves thorougly and dry.
  2. Break the romaine into bite size pieces and set aside.
  3. Leave the sourdough bread out to get slightly stale
  4. Cut the bread in cubes.
  5. Heat 1/4 cup of olive oil with a little salt and pepper, and brown the cubes on both sides. Set the cubes aside.
  6. Mix olive oil, vinegar, water, garlic clove, spices, can of anchovies (with the oil) and parmesan cheese in the blender and blend until smooth.
  7. Add cubes and dressing to the romaine lettuce and mix until all the lettuce is covered. You may have left over salad dressing which will keep in the refrigerator for a week.

Caesar Salad

5 stars from 3 ratings of caesar salad with baked cheese

Serving Suggestions

Serve up this salad with croutons with hot crusty sourdough bread.


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    • Becky Puetz profile image

      Becky 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      sounds so delicious...I love a good Caesar salad and this dressing recipe sounds like it will be rich and delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for dropping in a lovely comments. Sharing!!!!!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Have always loved Ceasar's salad. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe! Sharing!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for stopping by and lovely comments.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Mmm delicious sounding recipe for me to save.

      Great work as always.

      Return to the home which has many personal ornaments,gifts and trinkets that makes a house a home.

      Enjoy your weekend.


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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for coming by and commenting.

    • MyMastiffPuppies profile image

      MyMastiffPuppies 5 years ago

      Sounds Delicious! Love Caesar salads and finding new ways to mix it up. Thanks for sharing!

    • carol7777 profile image

      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      thanks Tamron..thanks for comments and mstoly just stopping by.

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      tamron 5 years ago

      I love any kind of salad especially a caesar salad with tons of cheese. I gave this recipe 5***

    • carol7777 profile image

      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for dropping by and nice comments.

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      cascoly 5 years ago from seattle

      Nice addition to the classic - and glad you kept the anchovies! so many 'caesar's' these days leave them out.


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