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Authentic Caesar Salad

Serving Size: 10
This Caesar salad recipe uses a raw egg* and anchovies in the dressing for authentic texture and taste. Plus homemade croutons for flavorful crunch! Note: Toss salad just before serving.
*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

Recipe by: Mayumi Tavalero

Cook Times

Active Prep15
Hands-Off Cook12
Total Time27 minutes
Recipe Serving Size10

Cooking Tools Required

Baking sheet, Cutting board, Food Processor, Grater, Mixing bowls, parchment paper, Saucepan, Saute pan, Sharp Knives, Vegetable Peeler


  • 2 head romaine lettuce large; chopped, washed and dried in a salad spinner

For the croutons:

  • ½ loaf French bread cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 clove garlic peeled and smashed

For the dressing:

  • 2 clove garlic roughly chopped
  • 5 canned anchovy fillets 1 can
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 egg set in boiling water for 30 seconds
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated, plus more for garnish
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste


  • To make the croutons, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat a small saute pan over medium heat and add the olive oil and mashed garlic. Just before the garlic begins to brown, remove the pan from heat. Let stand 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the French bread into 1-inch cubes and spread on the baking sheet in a single layer. Remove garlic from the pan and drizzle the garlic oil over the croutons. Toss cubes to evenly coat. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • To make the dressing, start by placing the raw egg in boiling water for 30 seconds. Crack the egg into the bowl of a food processor, then add garlic, anchovies, and mustard. Blend until smooth. In a thin stream add olive oil and blend until dressing is thick and all the olive oil is gone (alternately use a bowl and a whisk). Stir in lemon juice and parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place some of the dressing in a large bowl. Add some lettuce and croutons. Toss until well coated. Plate and repeat for the remaining lettuce.
  • Using a peeler, make curls of parmesan cheese to garnish salads if desired.
Reheating Instructions

Store lettuce and dressing in refrigerator for up to 4 days. Store croutons at room temperature in an airtight container. Toss lettuce with dressing just before serving.


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 10972IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 2mg