Homemade Caesar Salad Recipe

Homemade Caesar Salad Recipe

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A perfectly homemade Caesar salad is the perfect accompaniment to a generous bowl of soup or your favorite homemade Italian meal. It is also a great quick-fix for your busy lunch times. I’m sure everyone loves homemade Caesar salad. A great Caesar salad hits a satisfying balance between fresh and crisp, and creamy and cheesy.


Caesar salads are a classic dish that can be found in many restaurants. They are usually made with lettuce, croutons, cheese, and dressing. You can also make this flavorful Caesar salad recipe with Chicken or Tofu. Today we are going to share our homemade Caesar salad recipe with dressing.

This recipe of homemade Caesar Salad combines homemade Caesar salad dressing and simple homemade croutons with crisp romaine lettuce and a final sprinkling of additional Parmesan cheese. You’ll find the full recipe below, written from start to finish.

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How to Make Caesar Salad? Quick Tips

The Caesar salad is fairly simple to make however, here are few quick tips and notes to keep in mind when you make this salad:

Start with the croutons, then make salad dressing

While the croutons are baking, you’ll have time to stir together the dressing. It’s so easy to make at home since it’s made with store-bought mayonnaise instead of homemade, but you may use vegan homemade mayonnaise to make this salad more vegan and nutritious.


Wash and chill romaine lettuce before you chop

Use fresh and chilled heads of romaine lettuce instead of frozen, fresh lettuce will give the nicest chopped salad. Always cut into small bite-sized pieces.

Toss when you’re ready to serve

Once tossed in dressing, the lettuce and croutons will start to soften. Wait to dress the salad until you’re ready to dig in. Keep in mind that the croutons are best consumed within a few hours after baking.

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What type of cheese goes with Caesar Salad?

Adding cheese to your Caesar salad is a great way to add some extra flavor and protein to your salad. It is also a great way to add some creaminess to your Caesar salad, making it more satisfying and flavorful.

There are many different types of cheese that you can add to your salad, so you can experiment until you find the perfect combination for you.

Feta and Parmesan are the popular choices for Caesar salad. Other cheeses that can be used in Caesar salad recipe include Romano, and Asiago. If you’re looking for a milder flavor, you could also try using the cottage cheese, brie or goat cheese.

Options For Non-Vegans


To make this recipe for non-veg, you may consider the following options:

  • Grilled Chicken/ Tuna Slices
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Parmesan Cheese
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Homemade Caesar Salad Recipe

Homemade Caesar Salad Recipe

Rocking Recipes
Make the best homemade Caesar salad with this no-fail salad recipe! This recipe is the perfect side salad for special meals and holidays or just any time you get the craving.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course lunch, sides
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People
Calories 0.412 kcal


To Make Croutons:

  • 2 large slices of crusty bread about ¾-inch thick (about 4 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt
  • teaspoon garlic powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

To Make Caesar Salad Dressing:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 medium garlic clove minced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce* or to taste
  • teaspoon fine salt
  • cup 1 ounce finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Other Ingredients:

  • 2 medium heads of romaine lettuce 10 ounces, roughly chopped
  • cup 1 ounce finely grated Parmesan


STEP-1: Preheat the Oven

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean-up. Line a plate with a paper towel and set it aside.

STEP-2: To Prepare the Croutons:

  • Use a serrated knife to gently slice the bread into ¾-inch cubes (or if it’s easier, use your fingers to gently tear the bread into pieces about that size). Place the cubed bread on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with the salt, garlic powder, and several twists of black pepper. Gently toss the bread with your hands until it’s lightly coated in oil, then arrange the bread evenly across the baking sheet.
  • Bake, tossing every 5 minutes, for about 10 to 12 minutes, until the croutons are turning golden brown but still offer a bit of chew in the center. Remove the croutons from the oven and transfer them to the lined plate to absorb excess oil. Once cool, season to taste with additional salt and pepper, if desired.

STEP-3: To Prepare the Salad Dressing:

  • In a liquid measuring cup or bowl, combine the mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, Dijon, and Worcestershire sauce, and salt. Stir to combine. Stir in the Parmesan, followed by the water. Season generously with black pepper, to taste.

STEP-4: Assembling

  • When you are ready to serve, assemble the salad: Place the prepared romaine in a large salad bowl. Top with the croutons. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, then sprinkle most of the Parmesan on top.
  • Toss gently to lightly coat the lettuce in dressing, then garnish with the remaining cheese. Serve immediately, as the lettuce and croutons will soften with time.


*WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE: If you are making it as a vegan salad, choose your Worcestershire sauce carefully, as most contain anchovies.
MAKE IT AHEAD: Store the ingredients separately until you are ready to serve. Croutons are best enjoyed within a few hours of baking, as they can become a bit tough over time, but will keep in a sealed bag for several days at room temperature.
Keyword Caesar Salad, salad, side dish, vegan, vegeterian


The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. Please contact your dietician or nutritionist for further help.

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