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Caesar Salad

Updated on April 02, 2014

"Caesar salad is one of my favourite lunch foods. You can shovel it in and talk at the same time." -- Janet Street-Porter

The Caesar salad is the one that moved greens from just being a side-dish to a main-course entree!

The salad is named after Chef Caesar Cardini who first whisked up this romaine lettuce and egg dressing combo at a Tijuana restaurant in 1924.  Since then it's gone on to become one of the most popular salad variations world-wide! This lens will show you a variety of ways to make this delicious dish!

It's fantastic just by itself as a light meal, or a side dish. But you can easily pair this up with an entree, or top it with some strips of chicken or steak and make a whole meal out of it.

Great Caesar's Salad! - a history

The history and background of the Caesar Salad.

Get A Cookbook

Want to find a way to get the most out of your Caesar? Like to eat this salad a lot but wish you knew how to vary it a bit more? This is the cookbook for you!

Serve Your Caesar In Style

Mountain Woods 8 Piece Cherry Rim Caesar Salad Set
Mountain Woods 8 Piece Cherry Rim Caesar Salad Set

This lovely set includes one main 15"x 15" serving bowl, one set of 12" serving utensils and the 27" freestanding floor stand.

 

To Egg or To Faux Egg... That Is The Question

caesar salads can be varied to suite many dietary preferences

One of the biggest questions I get asked about how I make my caesar salads is, do I use raw egg?

I have, but not all caesar salad recipes call for raw egg. Traditionally, you do use raw egg in the dressing, but uncooked or under-cooked egg is a great way to get food poisoning. If your body is very sensitive to what you eat, if your immune system is challenged, if you aren't making this dressing and then serving it immediately, or if you don't have a source for very fresh, organic eggs, I often suggest that people make a variation of this recipe that does not call for raw egg.

There are some great egg substitutes on the market now, and I frequently use those in place of raw egg. There are also variations of the dressing where the egg is "coddled" which is where you put it in boiling for water for about a minute, and it comes out less cooked than soft-boiled. You may have to try a few versions of caesar salad to find out which works best for you.

Ready-made Caesar Salad Dressing - try some different types to see what you like

A great option for the busy cook or for those wishing to try some different caesar variations is to get a ready-made salad dressing.

How Do You Eat Your Caesar?

How do you see your Caesar? Is it a side, or is it the meal itself? What's the most common way you like to eat this salad?

I prefer as Caessar Salad as...

A light side salad

A light side salad

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    • christopherwell 5 years ago

      I usually only think about it as an add-on to my order. (But this lens is making me rethink that.)

    • JoshK47 5 years ago

      Delicious start to a meal - it can be a meal to itself, but I like it as a starter or side best.

    A substantial entree

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      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Cheese with croutons

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