With a name like Caesar salad, you’d think it was invented in Italy. In actuality, it was invented in Mexico! Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant, owned restaurants in San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. While in Mexico, he was short on ingredients so he created a salad with what was in the kitchen and prepared it table-side to make the dish more impressive. The Caesar salad was born.
Typically it contains romaine lettuce and croutons. The dressing is made from lemon juice, olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, Dijon mustard, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper. While the original recipe didn’t include anchovies, they’ve been added to modern recipes. Here are 9 full-flavored Caesar salad recipes that put a spin on the classic recipe.
“This Bowtie Chicken Caesar Salad is a great salad for a crowd. A way to bulk up a salad is to add cooked pasta to it!” – Christy
“A classic chicken Caesar salad turned into an incredible and flavorful grilled pizza.” – Rachel
“BLT Caesar Salad combines the delicious flavors of a BLT with the simple perfection of Caesar salad. The perfect side or main dish, this salad comes together quickly and is sure to be a hit!” – Cathy
“Grilled Caesar Salad! Yes that’s right, we’re grilling lettuce people! Grilling brings out a whole new dimension of flavor in romaine. Sophisticated but easy, this salad is delicious and a whole lot of fun.” – Caroline
“I love Caesar salad, and I love wraps, so really, what could be better? They are so quick and easy to put together, and I already had all of the ingredients on hand. The Caesar dressing, in particular, is so delicious and tangy. I tasted it right after I made it, and was so amazed that I had made it at home!” – Alicia
“I could make an entire meal of this Low-Carb Caesar Salad with Kale, Romaine, and Shaved Parmesan, and this favorite salad of mine is also Keto, low-glycemic, and gluten-free, and can be South Beach Diet friendly if you go easy on the Parmesan!” – Kalyn
“What’s more fun than chopped salad in a cheese cup! An edible cheese cup! YES! I’m so into this idea.” – Laney
“This Healthy Caesar Salad is best enjoyed with real food ingredients and gluten free crackers for an extra crunch. Perfectly blended with salmon, chicken, or shrimp, it can be made into an easy meal!” – Anya
“The local asparagus is still going strong and I have another recipe for you, a Caesar style asparagus dish with grilled asparagus served in a Caesar dressing along with croutons and plenty of Parmesan. This recipe could not be simpler, you just need to grill the asparagus and serve it topped with Caesar dressing, croutons and Parmesan.” – Kevin