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Classic Caesar Salad

Classic Caesar Salad

Classic Caesar Salad recipe made with the traditional Caesar dressing. There is no doubt that this restaurant favorite salad is one of those recipes that stood the test of time. The good news is that now you can make it at home with this foolproof recipe.
Course Salads
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 357kcal


For the Croutons:

  • 1 garlic clove peeled and pressed through a garlic press
  • 3 +1 tablespoons olive oil - divided
  • 3 slices of toast cut in to 1 inch cubes – (I use multi grain toast)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Salad:

  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and pressed through a garlic press
  • 1 tablespoon anchovy paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 tablespoon canola oil
  • 5 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 ounces 3/4 cup Parmesan, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly grounded
  • 2 romaine lettuce hearts rinsed and dried - cut into 3/4 –inch pieces


To make the Croutons:

  • Place bread cubes into a bowl. Add minced garlic, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, and salt. Give it a toss squeezing gently so bread absorbs water.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet, over medium heat. Transfer soaked bread into the skillet.
  • Cook, stirring frequently, until browned and crisp, 8-10 minutes.
  • Transfer croutons to a bowl and set aside.

To make the Dressing:

  • Whisk lemon juice with garlic and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  • Whisk egg yolks, anchovies, black pepper, and Worcestershire into garlic mixture. While whisking constantly, drizzle canola and olive oil into the bowl, steady stream until fully emulsified.
  • Add 1/2 cup grated Parmesan and whisk until they are all incorporated.
  • Right before serving, add romaine lettuce to the dressing and gently toss to coat.
  • Add croutons and toss until coated with the dressing. Sprinkle it with more Parmesan cheese.


Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1432IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 1mg