Caesar Salad

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Have you ever tried making Caesar Salad 🥗 at home? If not, you’re missing out on the most delicious, restaurant-worthy, homemade rendition. Most of us have ordered Caesar Salad while dining out, not realizing how easy it is to make this iconic salad at home. My creamy Caesar Salad recipe takes 10 minutes to make and one second to devour 😋!

Why You’ll Love Caesar Salad

This salad is not only the ultimate side to any main course, but you can easily turn this dish into a stand-alone meal by adding your favorite protein 🍗 or simply tossing in some croutons for a nice crunch. Regardless of how you prefer it, the fresh, buttery romaine lettuce 🥬 paired with the creamy homemade Caesar dressing will leave you craving this salad every day.

How to Prepare Caesar Salad

🧄 In a bowl, whisk together minced garlic, lemon juice, dijon mustard, and a splash of Worcestershire sauce.

🫒 Add Vegenaise (or any mayo) and olive oil to the bowl, whisking again.

🧀 Whisk in grated parmigiano reggiano and anchovy paste. Season with pepper to taste.

🥬 Add chopped romaine lettuce to the dressing and toss.

✨ Sprinkle more parmigiano reggiano and black pepper on top and enjoy!

Nonna’s Tip

Feel free to use plain yogurt instead of mayo and use a few smashed capers instead of the anchovy paste if you are allergic.

Caesar Salad

Variations and Substitutions

Caesar Salad is versatile, and you can customize it based on your preferences or dietary restrictions.

  1. Toss in homemade or store-bought croutons for extra crunch.
  2. Include a protein source such as salmon, chicken, or 🍤 shrimp to make this salad a complete meal.
  3. You could use 🧀 Pecorino Romano instead of Parmigiano Reggiano.
  4. Mix different 🥬 greens like kale, spinach, or arugula with romaine.
  5. Don’t forget to measure with your ❤️ heart. For example, you can adjust the garlic and anchovy 🐟 paste quantities based on your taste preferences.

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Common Questions

How much romaine should I use?

How much romaine you like will be totally up to you and how saucy you like your salad. Add it in gradually and toss and adjust.

Can I leave out the anchovy paste?

Feel free to leave out the anchovy paste, but I promise you won’t taste it as it balances out everything beautifully and gives it a hint of saltiness. 

what If I’m allergic to the anchovy paste?

f you are allergic to anchovies, be aware that most Worcestershire sauces contain it as an ingredient. Therefore, it’s important to leave this ingredient out as well.

What can I use instead of anchovy paste?

Feel free use a few smashed capers instead of the anchovy paste if you are allergic.

what can I use instead of mayo?

Plain yogurt could be used instead of mayo.

Caesar Salad

Creamy Caesar Salad

Most of us have ordered Caesar Salad while dining out, not realizing how easy it is to make this iconic salad at home. My creamy Caesar Salad recipe takes 10 minutes to make and one second to devour 😋!
5 from 4 votes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • juice of a whole lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • tiny splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup Vegenaise, or any mayo
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup grated parmigiano reggiano, any good quality parm
  • ½ teaspoon anchovy paste
  • pepper to taste
  • ½ head romaine lettuce, chopped

Instructions 

  • In a bowl, whisk together minced garlic, lemon juice, dijon mustard, and a splash of Worcestershire sauce.
  • Add Vegenaise (or any mayo) and olive oil to the bowl, whisking again.
  • Whisk in grated parmigiano reggiano and anchovy paste. Season with pepper to taste.
  • Add chopped romaine lettuce to the dressing and toss.
  • Sprinkle more parmigiano reggiano and black pepper on top and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 544kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 54g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 659mg, Potassium: 54mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 0.3g, Vitamin A: 713IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 161mg, Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made a few different Caesar salad dressings recently, and this one hands-down is the very best!

  2. Your recipes are awesome. Recently discovered your blog. I had to Unsubscribe from some of my food blogs, they just weren’t any good, compared to yours. Love to see a cookbook from you!