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Classic Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad is a light and refreshing side dish that has croutons, a creamy homemade dressing, on a bed of crispy romaine lettuce and topped with parmesan cheese.

Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Classic Caesar Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 599 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

Garlic Croutons:

  • 1/2 French Baguette cut in half sliced into 1/4" thick slices
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced

Caesar Dressing:

  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the Caesar Salad:

  • 1 large romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded or shaved

Instructions

How to Make Croutons:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the bread slices in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, combine olive oil with minced garlic and drizzle the mixture over the croutons.
  4. Toss until evenly coated.
  5. Arrange the bread in a single layer onto a baking sheet and bake until lightly golden and crisp, about 10-12 minutes.

Caesar Salad Dressing:

  1. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl, stir well and set aside.

Assemble the Salad:

  1. Rinse and dry the romaine lettuce,
  2. Chop it and layer it in a large serving bowl, sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese, add the cooled croutons and drizzle 1/2 of the dressing on top. Toss gently and if needed add more dressing until the ingredients are evenly coated.
  3. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Classic Caesar Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 599 Calories from Fat 567
% Daily Value*
Fat 63g97%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 1242mg54%
Potassium 163mg5%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 889IU18%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 355mg36%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.