Classic Caesar Salad – thestayathomechef.com

The classic Caesar salad has a rich and creamy dressing and super easy homemade croutons. The taste is unbeatable! Look forward to salad again!

Caesar salad has always been a favorite. Even so, we never loved green lettuce. We know it’s super healthy and probably a good idea to eat more of it, but so many salads are just plain boring and not overly exciting. Fortunately, Caesar salad is one that we can always look forward to while eating! This rich and creamy dressing with crispy croutons and parmesan has something to offer – delicious! You will love it!

Can I add chicken to Caesar salad?

Absolutely! We love a good Chicken Caesar Salad, and you have so many choices as to which chicken to use! You can buy pre-cooked chicken ready to toss into a salad, cook a chicken breast, use leftover chicken, or even shred a roast chicken!

Parmesan cheese:

You can either chop or grate fresh Parmesan cheese, or buy the pre-shredded or pre-grated Parmesan in the fridge of your local grocery store. You’ll want to avoid the powdered or shelf-stable Parmesan cheese as it is of low quality with several additives.

Can I use store-bought Caesar salad dressings?

You can always use the store bought in a pinch, but nothing tastes as good as freshly made Caesar salad dressing. If you plan to use store-bought dressings, this recipe takes 2 cups of them.

Where are the eggs?

We know a lot of people are squeamish about raw eggs, so we created this recipe without them to give you all one less worry.

Anchovies:

Anchovies are a classic ingredient in Caesar salad dressing and are absolutely necessary. If you don’t want to bother with those little fillets, replace them with 2 tablespoons of anchovy paste.

A wooden salad bowl filled with a Caesar salad.

Make instructions in advance:

You really want to make this dressing the day of serving. It’s best fresh, although it can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Store in the refrigerator until use. However, the croutons could be made 2-3 days in advance. Just keep them in a zippered bag until you need to use them.

Storage instructions:

Store all leftovers in the refrigerator for about 3 days. How long your salad stays fresh largely depends on how fresh your romaine and dressing ingredients were. The longer the croutons are in the fridge the softer they are.

If you like this recipe, you might be interested in these other delicious salad recipes:

A large bowl of Caesar salad with croutons.

The classic Caesar salad has a rich and creamy dressing and super easy homemade croutons. The taste is unbeatable! Look forward to salad again!

Preparation time 20th protocol

total time 20th protocol

ingredients

dressing

  • 1/2 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 Cup Capers
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon juice , Freshly squeezed
  • 1/8 Cup Worcester sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon coarse black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic (approx. 6 cloves)
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 Ounces Anchovies (about 5 fillets)
  • 1/4 Cup grated parmesan cheese

Croutons

  • 2 cups diced stale bread
  • 1/4 Cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt-
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

salad

  • 4th medium Romaine hearts torn into smaller pieces
  • 1/4 Cup grated parmesan cheese (or shredded)

manual

dressing

  • Put mayonnaise, olive oil, capers, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, salt, pepper, garlic and anchovies in a food processor and stir until smooth.

  • Stir in 1/4 cup of parmesan and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Croutons

  • Put the diced bread, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a large resealable bag. Shake until all parts are coated.

  • Spread evenly on a cooking sheet lined with parchment. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees or until the pieces start to brown. Turn around if necessary.

Calories: 659kcal | Carbohydrates: 46G | Protein: fifteenG | Fat: 47G | Saturated fatty acids: 8thG | Trans fat: 1G | Cholesterol: 19thmg | Sodium: 1611mg | Potassium: 478mg | Fiber: 6thG | Sugar: 7thG | Vitamin A: 6663IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 271mg | Iron: 5mg

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