Caesar salad is such a classic and traditional salad that can be found nearly everywhere. What makes it be so popular perhaps is not the actual components of the salad but the dressing itself.
Caesar dressing is one of our favorite dressings of all time! It's creamy, complex and oh so delicious. While you might think making your own dressing at home is difficult, it actually is so easy and you can always make it ahead of time.
You’ve probably heard of the origin of Caesar dressing by now but here is a refresher. While most people think Caesar dressing is named after the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar, it actually was created in Tijuana, Mexico by an Italian-American restaurateur named Caesar Cardini. The salad was created in the same way that some of my best meals have taken shape, Caesar went into his pantry, saw what he had on hand, and created a dish based on those ingredients. The salad was said to have consisted of romaine lettuce, garlic, croutons, eggs, olive oil, Worcestershire and, of course, parmesan cheese. Anchovies were a later addition made by Cardini’s brother.
This Caesar salad dressing requires just a few pantry ingredients. Make the dressing while you bake some croutons made from homemade focaccia bread and you’re ready to enjoy an easy and delicious restaurant-quality Caesar salad at home. Our favorite? A Kale Caesar!
This such a classic recipe to learn how to make and any homemade dressing will absolutely beat store bought.
Cheers and eat well!
While the flavors are bold and complex, Caesar dressing is pretty straight forward! Add all the ingredients except for the oil, blend, then stream in the oil while blending. You'll be left with the creamiest and most delicious homemade dressing!
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