Caesar Salad Recipe

Caesar Salad Recipe

How to make a Ceasar salad

A classic Caesar salad with a homemade dressing makes this a satisfying meal.

Caesar Salad Recipe

Caesar Salad Recipe

Once you’ve tasted a homemade Ceasar salad, you’ll see why this dish is so iconic. The dressing is key to this salad as it is packed full of flavour.

If you’ve never tried it before, you’re in for a real treat. The garlic, anchovy, and parmesan pack a flavour punch. With a blender, you can whizz up a Caesar dressing in no time.

There are a number of variations on the recipe, you can add chicken or bacon (or both!) to make this a meal on its own.

Ceasar Salad Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Recipe by Jessica Alberts Course: Salads, SidesCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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  • 2 cos lettuce, shredded

  • few sprigs watercress leaves

  • 1 ciabatta loaf, cut into approx 2 cm pieces

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 clove garlic, halfed

  • 1 egg per person

  • grated parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon seasoning of your choice

  • 30 grams parmesan, grated

  • 3 anchovy fillets

  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 100 ml olive oil

  • 50 ml sunflower oil

  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed

  • 15 ml water


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Warm the butter and olive oil gently in a saucepan and infuse with the garlic clove. Remove the garlic, add the bread, sprinkle over the seasoning and mix.
  • Bake on a shallow tray in the oven for about 15 minutes, stirring half way through. The croutons should be crisp and golden on the outside, but still slightly soft in the middle. Leave to cool.
  • To make the dressing, add all the ingredients apart from the oil to a blender. Blend until the anchovy and garlic are very finely chopped. With the blender switched on, gradually pour in the oil, just a drizzle at a time, to form an emulsion. Refrigerate.
  • Soft boil the eggs and peel.
  • Add the salad leaves to a large bowl and toss with the dressing. Add the croutons and sprinkle over the parmesan. Plate up and top with halved soft boiled egg. Serve immediately.

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