Skip Nav
Get the Dish
This Might Just Be the World's Sexiest Dessert
Recipe Finder
Find Your Perfect Meal With Our New Custom Recipe Generator
Party Planning
The Ultimate Wedding Cake Roundup: 100 Showstopping Sweets

Caesar Salad Recipe

Summer of Salads: Caesar Salad

When I lived in Spain, my Spanish friends were always asking me to make American foods. While I hosted a huge dinner entitled, "The Hamburger Party," when I had smaller gatherings, I always made Caesar salad. With its crisp romaine leaves, crunchy croutons, and creamy, tangy dressing, something about the classic salad is quintessentially American. Although it's found at practically every Italian-American restaurant and salad shop, I rarely order it and prefer to make it at home. A big plate of Caesar salad is an excellent Summer meal that's comforting and delicious. I've been using Martha Stewart's technique for so long that I no longer have to look at the recipe! To check it out,

.

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad Recipe 2009-06-26 12:16:42

Ingredients

Homemade croutons
2 cloves garlic
4 anchovy fillets
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 large egg yolk
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 heads (10 ounces each) romaine lettuce, outer leaves discarded, inner leaves washed and dried
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese, or 2 1/2 ounces shaved with a vegetable peeler

Directions

  1. Place garlic, anchovy fillets, and salt in a large wooden salad bowl.* Using two dinner forks, mash garlic and anchovies into a paste.
  2. Using one fork, whisk in pepper, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, and egg yolk.
  3. Using the fork, whisk in the olive oil.
  4. Chop romaine leaves into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces. Add croutons, romaine, and cheese to the bowl, and toss well. If you wish, grate extra cheese over the top. Serve immediately. To make a version of this dressing that you can store, simply mince garlic and anchovies, and place with remaining ingredients in a jar. Screw the lid on the jar tightly, and shake to combine. Shake the jar before each use. Store, refrigerated, for up to 4 days.

Serves 4 to 6.

*If you don't have a wooden bowl you can do this on a cutting board or with a mortar and pestle.


Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Around The Web
3 Recipes We Cooked and Loved in Our Test Kitchen
How to Make a Really Good Salad
Back-to-School Breakfast Recipes For Kids
Quinoa Salad Recipes
Martha Stewart's Kitchen Tips
How to Make a Mason Jar Salad
Giada de Laurentiis's Chocolate-Covered Chips Recipe

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
cg130 cg130 6 years
Delicious, but I never understood the name.
mcollazo mcollazo 6 years
Alton Brown does a good one and he also explains where it originated in his show. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/good-eats/hail-caesar-salad-recipe/index.html The Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1ly69q7Ik4 There are 3 parts to this video, this is only the first. For a second I thought I seen lumps of crab meat inside the salad...that sorta sounds good.
neonbee neonbee 6 years
I love Caesar salad! It's my favourite lunch. :)
amandaaa amandaaa 6 years
my favorite salad :)
amandaaa amandaaa 6 years
my favorite salad :)
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 6 years
That is my favorite salad dressing!
wolfjinx25 wolfjinx25 6 years
Caesar salad is my favorite! Mmm..can't wait to use this recipe! :)
Food Food 6 years
Yum! I've been craving marinated white anchovies all day, so this sounds delicioso.
Latest Food
X