Caesar salad recipe

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Learn how to make a classic Caesar salad with our easy salad recipe with a homemade Caesar salad dressing recipe

Caesar salad
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories560 Kcal28%
Fat21 g30%
Saturated Fat7 g35%
Carbohydrates14 g5%

The popular Caesar Salad was first created in Mexico by chef Caesar Cardini. It's now enjoyed all over the world.

Learn how to make a classic caesar salad with our easy recipes. In addition it's one of the most popular salad recipes to order in a restaurant. Now you can easily make it in the comfort of your own home - including the dressing! Because our caesar salad recipe shows you how to make a simple caesar dressing you can easily impress the family or your friends. So, make the dressing and combine it with some crispy croutons. But don't worry, we show you how to make them. Add anchovies, lettuce and a little Parmesan and voila - a tasty salad is on the table in next to no time! Love a caesar salad and want to mix it up? Try our other chicken caesar pasta.


  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 4 thick slices of bread
  • 1 cos or romaine lettuce
  • 8-10 anchovies, drained
  • Parmesan

For the Caesar salad dressing:

  • 300ml olive or sunflower oil
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2tsp Dijon mustard
  • Spalsh Worcestershire sauce
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • Seasonings (Salt and black pepper)




  1. Remove the crusts from your bread and cut into small cubes. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the bread until golden and slightly crispy. Place on a piece of kitchen roll to drain off the oil.
  2. Separate the leaves of your lettuce or tear into large pieces and place into a bowl. Slice the anchovies (or use whole) and place atop the lettuce.
  3. To make the Caesar salad dressing, blend the egg yolks, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice, adding in the oil slowly. The dressing will thicken as you add the oil. Season to taste with the salt and pepper.
  4. Pour the dressing over the lettuce, add the croutons and shave or grate Parmesan over the top.
Top Tip for making Caesar salad

Top your salad with fish, strips of cooked bacon or chicken to create a more substantial main course.

Samuel Goldsmith
Freelance food writer

Former Assistant Headteacher, Samuel has a BSc in Food from the University of Birmingham and is also Co-Vice Chair of the Guild of Food Writers and a Trustee of 91 Ways CIC. His work has featured in national and international publications including Waitrose Food, Australian Delicious, and the LAD Bible Group. Samuel has also consulted on a number of best-selling food and drink books, and was a nutritional consultant for BBC’s Eat Well for Less.