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Simple Homemade Caesar Salad

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This classic Caesar salad is the perfect way to start any meal! It's a tried and true recipe that goes great alongside pasta or meat dishes or served alone with grilled chicken.
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  1. Caesar Salad Ingredients
  2. How to Make a Caesar Salad
  3. More Recipes to Serve this With
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This recipe for Casear salad might be traditional but it is far from boring. Crisp, fresh and simple, it offers big bold flavor. Best of all, you can make it from scratch easily!

Serve it with our lasagna casserole, stuffed shells or baked ziti with chicken for a yummy meal the whole family will love.

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MORE SIDES:
Italian Pasta Salad | Macaroni Salad | Coleslaw


Caesar Salad Ingredients

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For the Dressing:

  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • 1 ¼ tsp anchovy paste
  • 1 ½ tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Pinch of salt

For the Salad:

  • 3 hearts of romaine lettuce
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup croutons

 

How to Make a Caesar Salad

STEP ONE: Cut off the base of the lettuce and pull apart all of the leaves. Wash thoroughly and allow them to dry. Once dry, cut the lettuce in bite size pieces.

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STEP TWO: While your lettuce leaves are drying, combine minced garlic, anchovy paste, lemon juice, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce in to a medium bowl. Add mayo and oil, whisk until smooth. Add cheese, pepper, and salt. Set aside.

STEP THREE:  Combine lettuce pieces with Parmesan cheese and croutons. Pour enough dressing over the salad mixture to evenly coat and toss.

STEP FOUR: Serve immediately. Left over dressing can be stored in the fridge for up to one week.

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This authentic recipe is so easy to make and is filled with such great flavor. I think you’ll fall in love with this Caesar salad like I did — it’s the perfect start to any meal!

More Recipes to Serve this With

CHICKEN: Chicken Parm | Chicken Alfredo Bake
PASTA: Ravioli Lasagna | Million Dollar Spaghetti
LASAGNA: Simple Lasagna | Instant Pot Lasagna

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A bowl of salad on a plate, with Caesar salad

Caesar Salad

5 from 1 vote
This classic Caesar salad is the perfect way to start any meal! It's a tried and true recipe that goes great alongside pasta or meat dishes or served alone with grilled chicken.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Dressing:

  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/4 tsp anchovy paste
  • 1 1/2 TBSP fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Pinch of salt

Salad:

  • 3 hearts of romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup croutons

Instructions
 

  • Cut off the base of the lettuce and pull apart all of the leaves. Wash thoroughly and allow them to dry.
  • While your lettuce leaves are drying, combine minced garlic, anchovy paste, lemon juice, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce in to a medium bowl.
  • Add mayo and oil, whisk until smooth. Add cheese, pepper, and salt. Set aside.
  • Cut lettuce in bite size pieces and combine with parmesan cheese and croutons. Pour enough dressing over the salad mixture to evenly coat and toss.
  • Serve immediately. Left over dressing can be stored in the fridge for up to one week.

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Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal
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  1. Donna says

    In the picture the lemon juice calls got teaspoons and the recipe calls for tablespoon , which is it ? Thank you

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