Classic Caesar Salad

Classic Caesar Salad

Recipe Information

Total Time: 40 minutes; 15 minutes active

Servings: 6

Crisp romaine, tossed with a creamy, anchovy-laced dressing and shaved Parmesan, all topped with crunchy croutons makes this a salad for the ages. You can customize this salad by using your favorite mayonnaise.


  • 1/2 loaf Italian bread
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon anchovy paste
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 head romaine lettuce leaves, washed and torn
  • 1 chunk Parmesan cheese (about 4 ounces)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Tear the bread into ½ inch chunks and place on a sheet pan. Drizzle with the olive oil, sprinkle with salt and toss to coat. Bake for 20 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, Worcestershire, garlic, anchovy paste, Dijon, lemon juice and salt and stir to mix.
  3. Place lettuce in a large salad bowl. Add the mayo mixture and croutons. Toss to coat. Use a vegetable peeler to shave the Parmesan over the salad. Serve immediately.

Serving Suggestion

Caesar salad is the perfect accompaniment to a thick steak, grilled chicken, turkey meatballs or lemon pepper tofu.

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