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Caesar salad

This page is about the eponym Caesar salad

Meaning: a salad made with romaine lettuce and croutons, with dressing usually made from olive oil, garlic, raw egg and parmesan cheese

For example:

  • Would you like a house salad or a Caesar salad with your sandwich?

  • Please note that our Caesar salad contains bacon bits.

Origin: Caesar Cardini (1896-1956) was an Italian chef who lived in the USA and Mexico. He is credited with inventing the Caesar salad around 1924 from a number of ingredients that were available in his restaurant.

Quick Quiz:

Which of the following is NOT typically found in a Caesar salad?

a. spinach

b. egg

c. cheese

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Contributor: Tara Benwell