Caesar Salad
caesar salad with anchovies
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Caesar Salad

If you've only had Caesar salad with dressing from a bottle, try this one and you'll be amazed at the difference in quality. The original Caesar Salad was made in Tijuana for Hollywood visitors (named after the proprietor).

It is absolutely essential to get the romaine bone-dry for the best salad. Prepare and refrigerate the lettuce at least 2 hours before serving, preferably more.

(4.7, 52) 90% would make again

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Yield: 4 Servings Ready in 20 minutes

Cuisine: American   Main Ingredient: Greens

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Excellent! First time I made homemade Caesar. I did add Parmesan chicken as suggested in your other recipe. Perfect!
Arvan43 , 3 years ago
Hi Lisa, Not sure what you mean -- there is no blue cheese in this recipe (nor should there be).
stevemur , 4 years ago
This is a really great Caesar recipe. I love the flavor of the blue cheese which I had never seen as an ingredient in Caesar Salad before. It was super garlicky which was also great. I made an edit. I did not have anchovies on hand so I used two tablespoons of chopped capers which add that salty flavor. It was great. I think next time I would use less blue cheese
lisacrooke , 4 years ago
I really love a good Caesar salad, not to fishy tho, i use anchoviy paste instead so i dont have to mess with any anchovies, but they are needed for that salty flavor, i put about 1 full teaspoon in my dressing, then you get the flavor but not the fishyness.
BookumBoB0 , 4 years ago
[I made edits to this recipe.]
rmgreber , 5 years ago
Thanks!
dejavu , 5 years ago
For those of you who feel that anchovies can be rather overwhelming, rinse them before you use them in the recipe. That'll remove some of the salt and make the flavor milder. Still need 'em in the dressing. (One will suffice.)
ribudda , 5 years ago
you might want to add alittle tabasco! i was told will eating in puerta rico that it was used in the original recipe. gives it a graet added flavor.
leejay11 , 5 years ago
i used to love ordering caesar salad when i lived in the states. i haven't had it for years. this recipe sounds like a good one and i hope to try it soon! zahava
zahava , 5 years ago
just an FYI, the anchovy paste is what gives all ceasar dressing the zing you taste, don't skip it just because you are afraid of the fish.
Armagetiton , 5 years ago
I plan to make the salad but without the anchovies, other than the fish it sounds great.
dadproffitt , 6 years ago
Very delicious...I'd try some grilled chicken or shrimp on it next time...great for spring coming up!
puerca83 , 6 years ago
the lettuce crispness ,and anchovy richness cruton crispness and cheese richness , wonderful alternatives
yatooba , 6 years ago
Now I can make my favorite salad at home! Thanks for the tips on handling the lettuce!
pauly0207 , 6 years ago
I live in a rural area, so this great recipe gives me a pure version of my FAVORITE salad. Especially good with fried oysters. Thanks
peggymoon , 6 years ago
I made this with homeade pizza. It was really good and easy.
Roseplummer , 6 years ago
Very good tasting version of the classic, and easy to make!
danpit , 7 years ago
VARIATION -- Picked up ready-to-go Parmesan Chicken Breasts from Whole Foods yesterday... Put dinner plates in freezer, made the dressing with torn romaine, then placed the sauteed chicken breasts (sliced on the bias) on top. Delicious; rave reviews from my wife.
stevemur , 7 years ago
Very nice dressing. But watch the raw egg. Instead I "poached" the egg for 1 minute, makes things a bit safer! Make your own croutons. (Cubed day old French Bread, olive oil, one crushed clove of garlic,heat in saute pan, toss in croutons and brown)
Blueskylad , 7 years ago
IT WAS EASY TO MAKE
AUNTGIGI , 7 years ago
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