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Easy Homemade Caesar Salad Recipe

Elevate your meals with this classic Caesar salad recipe. Perfect for any occasion, this simple yet delicious dish combines crisp romaine lettuce, crunchy croutons, and a rich, creamy dressing. Here's how to make it:


For the Caesar Salad Dressing:

  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (from one lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the Salad:

  • 3 bunches of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (for toasting capers)
  • 4 slices of bread, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (for croutons)
  • Lemon wedges (for garnish)


  1. Make the Dressing:

    • In a medium bowl, mix the minced garlic, anchovy paste, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce until well combined.
    • Add the mayonnaise, Parmigiano-Reggiano, salt, and pepper to the mixture.
    • Whisk everything together until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
    • Store the dressing in the refrigerator until ready to use.


  1. Prepare the Croutons:

    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Place the bread cubes on a baking sheet and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Toss to coat evenly.
    • Bake in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until the bread is slightly toasty. Note that the croutons will harden more as they cool.
  2. Toast the Capers:

    • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a small frying pan over medium heat.
    • Add the capers and toast them for about 3-4 minutes, or until they become crispy. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Assemble the Salad:

    • In a large bowl, combine the chopped romaine lettuce with the Caesar dressing. Toss until the lettuce is well coated.
    • Plate the dressed lettuce in serving bowls.
    • Top with toasted capers and croutons.
    • Garnish with a wedge of lemon on the side.



Enjoy this classic Caesar salad as a delightful starter or a refreshing main course!

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