Craving Freshness? Dive into a Homemade Caesar Salad Adventure!

Are you tired of the same old boring salads? Why not take a fun-filled detour to Saladville with a homemade Caesar salad that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more! Today, we’re putting on our chef hats and diving into the world of DIY deliciousness, with homemade dressing and pan-fried croutons as our secret weapons.

Homemade Caesar Salad recipes


Let’s start with the star of the show: the creamy and zesty Caesar dressing. Say goodbye to store-bought dressings with questionable ingredients! This homemade concoction blends the tangy embrace of lemon, the creaminess of mayo, the umami punch of anchovies (don’t worry, they’re not fishy!), and a dash of garlic to elevate your taste experience to new heights.

Next up, the crunchy croutons! Forget about those bland, pre-packaged croutons that leave you wishing for more. Take stale bread slices and pan-fry them to perfection with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside – they’re downright irresistible.

Now, assemble your culinary masterpiece! Toss crisp romaine lettuce with your mouthwatering dressing, making sure each leaf gets a cozy coating. Add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese for extra indulgence and a handful of cherry tomatoes for a burst of color and sweetness.

The best part of crafting your Caesar salad from scratch is the room for creativity. Love a bit of spice? Add a pinch of red pepper flakes. Craving some protein? Grilled chicken or shrimp make excellent additions. You can even throw in some avocado slices for a creamy twist!

The journey to Saladville is a delightful one, where you can play with flavors, textures, and ingredients to suit your palate. So, the next time you feel like diving into a bowl of greens, turn your kitchen into a salad oasis with a homemade Caesar salad that’s sure to become a household favorite. Trust us, it’s so good you’ll be asking for seconds! Bon appétit!

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Homemade Caesar Salad recipes

Homemade Caesar Salad

  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 2-4 1x


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Caesar Dressing
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 heaping teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp anchovies paste
  • 1/2 cup of powdered Parmesan cheese
  1. Place the garlic into a wooden bowl. Crush the garlic clove with the back of a fork until it becomes finely minced.
  2. Add the salt and pepper along with the egg yolks. Use the fork to combine well.
  3. Use a fork or a spoon to whisk the egg yolks while slowly drizzling the vegetable oil into the bowl, if the vegetable oil goes in too quickly the dressing will split as the dressing begins to thicken it is possible to pour the oil in a bit faster.
  4. Add the lemon juice, the white wine vinegar, and the anchovy paste and the Parmesan cheese and mix well.
This dressing is sufficient to make a Caesar salad using two heads of romaine, if only using one remove half the dressing and refrigerate for you set a later time. The dressing will last in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days.
Pan fried croutons
  • 1/4 loaf of hearty bread of your choice cubed
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of sea salt
  1. Heat the olive oil until it just begins to shimmer, toss in the bread cubes and sprinkle with the sea salt. Cook until crisp, tossing often.
  2. To assemble your Caesar salad tear one head of romaine lettuce into bite-size pieces, using all but the core.
  3. Toss the romaine directly into the dressing, and mix well, the croutons can either be mixed directly into the salad or placed on top.
  4. Finish with half a cup of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

  • Category: appetizers, sides, salads, recipes